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Birds by Sight and Sound with Mary Batcheller

Date: Saturday, May 19, 2018 8:30 am - 10:30 am

Rensselaer Land Trust (RLT) and Rensselaer Plateau Alliance (RPA) have teamed up to share opportunities for you to unplug, connect with nature, and experience what Rensselaer County has to offer. Join us!

Take an early morning walk with Mary Batcheller, local birding expert, at the RLT Staalesen Preserve in Troy!  Learn to identify both the calls and the sight of our common forest birds. No birding experience is necessary. This new knowledge will make every walk in the woods richer. We'll meet early to experience the most birds. Please dress for the weather and bring binoculars and a bird field guide, if available.

Donation $5 collected day of the outing.

RSVP: Registration/weather contact: Francille Egbert 518-674-3214 or E-mail

More about Staalesen Preserve:
The Staalesen Preserve includes 24 acres of fields, woods, and wetlands, and is bordered on one side by the Wynants Kill. Part of the Preserve has an open park?like feel due to its history of human activity and recent municipal infrastructure improvements. The remainder of the Preserve has more natural habitats, including floodplain (streamside) forest and a marsh with a beaver dam. The preserve provides habitat for a wide variety of wildlife, including deer, pileated woodpecker, wild turkey, and belted kingfisher. Read more HERE.

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