FENCE presents the first bird walk with Simon Thompson

Published 10:59 pm Sunday, February 23, 2014

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.


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.

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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