Mt. Independence hosts bird walk this Saturday
ORWELL — Enjoy a walk on the wild side by participating in the annual Early Bird Nature Walk at the Mount Independence State Historic Site in Orwell. This guided walk is on Saturday, May 26, from 8 to 10 a.m. Noted bird expert Sue Wetmore of Brandon will guide the walk.
The Lake Champlain corridor is important for many birds as they fly north in the spring. Wetmore will discuss the world of birds and talk about their habits and habitats. It’s possible that participants will see everything from small birds such as warblers to perhaps an osprey or bald eagle. Every year the group tries to find a new species to the list of birds seen on Mount Independence.
Wear sturdy shoes and dress for the weather. No pets please.
The fee is $5 for adults and free for children under 15, and includes visiting the museum after the walk and all the trails. This special event takes place right before the site opens for the regular season at 10 a.m. Mt. Independence will be open daily, May 26 through October 14, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
For information about Vermont’s state-owned historic sites at historicvermont.org/sites.
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