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Field Trips and Events
Saturday, August 4, 7:30am,        Leader: Colleen Webster, Susquehanna State Park: Butterflies, late Flowers and Birds
On this trip we certainly do not plan to ignore birds but our focus will be on finding and identifying butterflies and flowers. Total beginners to accomplished naturalists are welcome and encouraged to participate. Meet at the Mill at SSP.   Contact Colleen Webster (cwebster@harford.edu; 410-459-4577) with questions and to register. Weather is critical to this event, so be sure to check with Colleen if the forecast is questionable.
 
Tuesday, August 7, 9-1130am, Patterson Park Bird Explorers for Teens
Calling All Students! Over 200 bird species are documented in Patterson Park, and students can join Audubon and Living Classrooms to earn service learning hours by collecting urban bird data. A teen bird expert will lead you in using binoculars, collecting data, and sharing your findings with the greater scientific community, while discussing the importance of this work to Baltimore and our community. Plus, FREE FOOD!
Meet at the fountain in the northwest corner of Patterson Park (27 S. Patterson Park Ave.), walk into the park from the intersection of E. Lombard St. and S. Patterson Park Ave. Pick up at Living Classrooms (200 S. Linwood Ave.), walk into the park from Linwood Ave. at the dog park. Email baltimore@audubon.org for directions or questions.
 
Saturday, August 18, 9am     Leaders; Brad Phoebus and Tim Houghton,  Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge (in Delaware)
Meet at the Visitor Center (2591 Whitehall Neck Road, Smyrna, DE) This is basically a day trip. Good idea to bring lunch. Bombay Hook is about 2 hours from Baltimore and is a terrific place to see shorebirds
and waders.  Contact Brad at bradphoebus@gmail.com or 443-415-9776 with questions or to register.
 
Saturday, August 18, 8-930am, Druid Hill Bird Walk with Patterson Park Audubon
According to ebird.org, over 180 bird species have been documented in Druid Hill Park, an important migratory stopover in Baltimore City! Experts from Audubon and the Maryland Zoo will lead us in search of avian friends! Bring the whole family - all ages and abilities welcome! No experience necessary.   There is no need to RSVP for this event, just arrive ready to explore! To borrow binoculars email: baltimore@audubon.org or 410.558.2473. Free!  Meet at 3001 East Drive.
Saturday, August 25, 8-930am, Bird Walk at Patterson Park
Over 200 bird species have visited Patterson Park, an important migratory stopover in Baltimore City! Audubon experts will lead us in search of avian friends! Bring the whole family - all ages and abilities welcome! No experience necessary. There is no need to RSVP for this event, just arrive ready to explore! To borrow binoculars email: baltimore@audubon.org or 410.558.2473.
Meet at the fountain in the northwest corner of Patterson Park, closest to the intersection of E. Lombard St. and S. Patterson Park Ave.
 
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Pickering Creek Audubon Center: 
Pickering Creek has ongoing volunteer opportunities to match your skills and interests.  Please see their website for details - click here.   
 
Patterson Park Audubon 
Saturday, August 4, 9-11AM, Habitat Team   
We are building bird habitat in Patterson Park and need your help! These native gardens provide food and homes for the park's wildlife, and learning spaces for students. Enjoy a morning outdoors with family and friends while planting, mulching, pruning, and weeding the gardens. Tools, gloves, water, and snacks provided. Service hours awarded to helpful students. No need to register. Meet at the wetland garden, uphill from the Boat Lake, or the pollinator garden, just west of the Boat Lake.
*Master Gardeners will join us in June, July, and September to give a short pollinator program
before we work!  
Email baltimore@audubon.org for directions or questions.