Ian Kingsley discusses birds and flora
The public is invited to join naturalist Ian Kingsley on Saturday, Dec. 8 at 9 a.m. for a nature and bird-watching walk through the fields and roadsides of Glynwood Farm.
At this time of year, there are possibilities to see hawks and kestrels, grassland species such as horned larks and snow buntings, and wintering birds such as cardinals, white-throated sparrows and an occasional mockingbird. Glynwood’s large area of open fields are very unusual for forested Putnam County, and such habitat is always interesting to observe and explore.
There is also the possibility of finding open water on a pond, and wintering waterfowl may be visible. Kingsley will also discuss trees, plants, and other intriguing aspects of natural history.
When driving into Glynwood Farm, which is one mile east of Route 9 on Route 301, remember to observe the speed limit of 20 mph. After the dirt part of the long entrance road becomes paved, followed this paved portion all the way up to the office and parking lot. Bring binoculars and warm clothing, as it could be breezy. RSVP to Ian at [email protected].
This free field trip is sponsored by the Putnam Highlands Audubon Society, a local chapter of the National Audubon Society, and is one in a series of ongoing programs and walks.