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Conowingo Wildflowers and Birds

  • 04/12/2015
  • 8:00 AM
  • Conowingo Dam wildflower trail


Join members of the Cecil Bird Club as they stroll the wildflower trail at Conowingo Dam. The hike goes south from Fisherman's Park along the bank of the Susquehanna, through wooded wetlands and along the base of cliffs that are, at this season, blanketed with Dutchman's Breeches, Virginia Bluebells, Trillium, and other spring wildflowers. The earliest spring migrants, Phoebes and Louisiana Waterthrushes, may be seen, and maybe some lingering winter visitors, like Winter Wren. We may also spend some time scoping the waters below the dam to see what's about.

Notes: Dress warmly if the weather is unseasonably cold. Easy walking on a level, well-graded trail (short stretches may be a bit muddy). 

Location: Meet at Fisherman's Park below the dam for a half-day trip.

 Meet at Fisherman's Park below the dam at 8:00 a.m. for a half-day field trip. From Rising Sun, take Rt. 273 west to the intersection of US1. Continue on US1 south and go over the dam. Make the first left onto Shuresville Rd, and then the first left again, onto Shures Landing Road. This road will bring you down to the riverbank and Fisherman's Park.

Trip leader: Pat Valdata (Cecil Bird Club)  pvaldata@ZOOMINTERNET.NET   

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