April 25 (Sunday) - Union Meadows Park- 8 AM, An easy walk on wide flat trail through wooded and open field habitats. Meet at Union Meadows East parking lot, the Union Township Trailhead for the Schuylkill River Trail, Rte.724/East Main St. in Monocacy, 2 miles east of Birdsboro. Coordinator: Linda Ingram, 610-326-9531
MAY 2 (Sunday) - Pine Swamp - 7 AM – Spring Migrants , This is a great location for migrants as well as uncommon local birds like Ruffed Grouse, and Kentucky Warblers. Meet in the parking lot on the west side of Pine Swamp Rd about 1/2 mile south of Hawk Mountain Rd. Coordinator: Rudy Keller 610-845-7310
MAY 8 (Saturday) Hay Creek, 7 AM – Spring Migrants. Easy walking in the Hay Creek Watershed and Reservoir for spring migrants. Access from Hay Creek Rd., park at south gate. Coordinator: Sheila Martin, 610-858-6005
JUNE 5 (Saturday) Grassland Breeding Birds at Hopewell Big Woods Trail, French Creek State Park - 8 AM. A wide trail meanders through open fields bordered by woodland. Previous seasons were excellent for field and edge species. Access the parking lot (adjacent Union Township maintenance buildings) from Center Rd., at the eastern end of Birdsboro. Coordinators: Rudy Keller, 610-845-7310 and Sheila Martin, 610-858-6005
JUNE 12 (Saturday) - Green Hills Preserve - Butterflies, 10 AM (In conjunction with Mengel NHS). Extensive open fields and some wooded habitat. From Rte. 10, go west on Rte. 568 (Kurtz Mill Rd.) Turn right onto Gunhart Rd. Parking lot is on the right. Coordinators: Karl Gardner 610-987-3281 and Ryan Woolwine 610-777-2333.
JUNE 19 (Saturday) - Moth Night - Nolde Forest EEC - 8:00 PM (In conjunction with Mengel NHS) The leaders will bait trees and hang sheets to bring in the night insects. Bring a flashlight. Meet at the Nolde Forest Mansion parking lot. Coordinators: Ryan Woolwine 610-777-2333, Jim Eckert 610-373-1064, and Karl Gardner 610-987-3281.
Photo: A Merlin at Blue Marsh Lake.
by Mike Slater