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Beaver Lake Birding and Brunch
Tuesday, April 25, 2023 @ 8:30 am$50.00
Our local birds will be wearing their brightest breeding plumage and using their best courtship songs to attract a mate at the Beaver Lake Bird Sanctuary in late April – a perfect time to visit. Join us for a Spring birding delight as we walk around the Sanctuary with 2 past-presidents of the Blue Ridge Audubon Chapter (Tom Tribble and Nancy Casey) and enjoy the birds’ musical melodies. More than 200 species use the Sanctuary, and almost 50 species actually nest within the Sanctuary. Spring is also a wonderful time to see migrating birds passing through as they return north from their Winter feeding grounds in Central and South America.
26 years ago the wetlands at the southeast end of Beaver Lake were slated for development, but luckily our local Audubon Society chapter, Blue Ridge Audubon, raised $400,000 to buy the 8 acre wetlands to preserve this habitat for the birds and other animals, including us! It’s a wonderful wildlife resource for our city.
After our walk we will head over to Thom’s Estate, across the road, and have a delicious champagne brunch in the Pavilion.
(Rain date April 26th).