Learn to identify (and see) spring birds in guided nature walk at state site

Saturday, May 20, 8 a.m.—ORWELL—Take a guided walk on the wild side to look for and identify birds during the annual early bird nature walk at Mount Independence State Historic Site in Orwell, Saturday, May 20. Gather outside the museum at 8 a.m. with leader and bird expert Sue Wetmore of Brandon.

Many birds fly through the Lake Champlain corridor as they make their way north with the spring. Wetmore will show participants the world of birds and discuss their habitats and habits. There’s a chance to see anything from the small birds to a bald eagle. Every year the group tries to spot and add a new species to the list of birds seen on Mount Independence.

Wear sturdy shoes and dress for the weather. Since it’s bird watching, no pets will be allowed.

The fee is $5 for adults and free for children under 15. The site opens regularly for the season Saturday, May 27.

Mount Independence, a National Historic Landmark,  is located at 497 Mount Independence Road, six miles west of the intersections of Routes 22A and 73 near Orwell village. Carefully follow the signs.

For more information, visit historicvermont.org/sites or call 802-759-2412.

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