I still have some photos from my last adventure left to get off of my camera, but I’ll be heading to the same place tomorrow to finish identifying some of my biology terms for my summer assignment. It’s quickly become one of my favorite trails to visit, since it was the first place I’ve seen a number of birds: tree swallows, green herons, cedar waxwings, and on my last trip I even saw a bald eagle! There’s a bunch of other shorebirds passing through that I can’t identify by ear, but it really is an area rich in wildlife.
So within the next few days I’ll get around to sharing some of my photos, and possibly asking for some help with identification.
I usually skip over the “what’s happening in the community” kind of sections in the local newspaper, but today I found a little tidbit about Wallkill Refuge Day, a celebration-type-thing of the local river ecosystem and wildlife and such. There’s going to be guided walks and archery instructions and informative displays on wildlife and stuff. But most importantly of course, one of the guided walks is a bird walk and there’s going to be live raptors. Yeah, I’m convinced. I’m going.
I’ve also just been informed that there will be a frog races. Now I’m pumped.
I need more friends that are into this kind of nature stuff. Because I’m obviously the only teenager who looks forward to these kinds of things on the weekends.
Oh, and I just joined my school’s ecology club this week, and I’m super excited for that too. I’m surprised nobody there mentioned the Wallkill Refuge Day, but whatever, their loss. On a relevant note, someone said that the club would be viewing bald eagles on the upper Delaware in December or January, and that just made my day. Best school club I ever joined.