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Field Trip: Perry Lakes Park and Marion Fish Hatchery

April 6 @ 7:00 am - 5:00 pm

April brings early-spring migrants back through Alabama, and we’ll be there to meet them at one of the best birding locations on the southern coastal plains. First, we’ll visit the moss-draped cypress trees of Perry Lakes Park, located along a series of oxbow lakes created by the meandering Cahaba River. For the botanists among us, we’ll have a chance to see atamasco lilies in the boggy soil below, as well as red buckeye on the forest floor. One special feature at…

Bird Walk for Beginners (& History Buffs) at Old Cahawba

May 18 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am

Learn the basics of bird identification from an experienced birder on this easy two-hour walk through historic Old Cahawba Archaeological Park. All skill levels are welcome to attend. Meet at the visitor’s center, rain or shine, and bring your binoculars and bird guide if you’ve got them. Knowledgeable birders will guide you through the identification of the birds that abound at this time of year. A wide variety ranging from the “large” (like Bald Eagles and Turkey Vultures) to Barred…

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