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FENCE presents the first bird walk with Simon Thompson

On Thursday, Feb. 27 at 9 a.m., all are invited to this free series of four bird walks on the FENCE property where we enjoy the birding as it changes throughout the year.

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Join Simon Thompson on this birding excursion at FENCE.

This late winter walk will meet at the trail shelter at 9 a.m. – bring binoculars if you have them and be prepared for a 2 hour walk.

“Late winter in the Southern Foothills can be a very exciting as winter slowly slips north. The days slowly start to warm up and we may start to see a few flowers appearing in the still brown woodlands.

Our winter birds are also slowly slipping north, but some will now be starting to sing and nothing is more beautiful on a winter day than the song of the Hermit Thrush.

Winter Wrens will be singing bursts of their energetic songs before heading north and the first Red-winged Blackbirds may already be back on territory in the FENCE wetlands.

This bird walk series has been made possible by the Kirby Endowment at Polk County Community Foundation.

 – article submitted by Tracie Hanson