October Field Trip to Shirley Plantation: October 15

Want to have the run of a beautiful plantation along the James River for a great morning of birding? That is exactly our plan for the 15 October trip to Shirley Plantation. Tom McCary has arrange access to the plantation grounds and one of the wildfowl impoundments, which should give us some unique views of this year's fall migrants in a particularly beautiful setting. Several species are regulars at this beautiful spot which are otherwise very hard to find in our area. Almost every habitat our region affords will be on our program for the morning, and Tom knows right where to take us to make the most of the visit.

We will assemble at Colony Square Shopping Center parking lot at 7:00 a.m. to arrange carpools and caravan to the plantation. For those wishing to meet us there, we will meet in the Visitor's Parking at Shirley Plantation, near the restrooms at about 8:00 a.m.

There is a $5 per person fee for access to the grounds for the day, and for those who are interested there is an option of a tour of the plantation house for a discounted rate of $12 per person. For any questions, please feel free to contact Geoff Giles

Last Updated on Saturday, 29 September 2012 16:36

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