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TITLE: Birding on the Bay, DE
DESCRIPTION: Includes transportation and guide. Surprisingly wild and beautiful, the Delaware Bay, located between New Jersey and Delaware on the Atlantic Ocean, attracts a wonderful diversity of geese, ducks, swans, small shorebirds, eagles and, in winter, a rare Snowy Owl. Let our experienced birders show you to the special places where these birds seek rest and refuge in the cold winter months. Stops may include Bombay Hook Wildlife Refuge, Woodland Beach, Little Creek Wildlife area and Cape Henlopen State Park. Bring binoculars and a bag lunch to eat on the way. Dress for the weather. Van departs from Packard Center, Annandale District Park at 7am and returns 5pm.

TITLE: Birds Around Us
DESCRIPTION: (2-Adult) Meet at Cabell's Mill. Beaks, feathers, nests and talons are examined to explore the avian world that surrounds us. Find out about bird life cycles, migration patterns and adaptations that make birds such fascinating animals. Children must be accompanied by an adult registered in the program.

TITLE: Birds of Prey (18-Adult)
DESCRIPTION: Seeing a bird of prey in the wild is exhilarating. Raptor bander John Shafer guides you to hot spots in search of wintering and resident hawks and owls. The trip begins with a multimedia presentation to review the fine points of identifying and aging raptors drawn from his experiences banding hawks and eagles. Bring binoculars. Well stop for a meal or bring a bag lunch to eat on the go. Dress for the weather. Youth under age 16 must be accompanied by a registered adult. Tour departs at Ellanor C. Lawrence Park visitor center at 10 am and returns at 6 pm.

TITLE: Blackwater Wildlife Refuge
DESCRIPTION: Join naturalist Michael Gregory on a search for birds and other animals of the Blackwater Wildlife Refuge on the Delmarva Peninsula. The refuge is located on an important migration route for birds, different populations of waterfowl, hawks and eagles may be seen at different times of the year. Other animals may be spied as well, including the endangered fox squirrel. Bring binoculars and a bag lunch. Dress for the weather. Van departs from Packard Center, Annandale District Park at 7am and returns at 5pm. Inclement weather date Sunday, February 5, 2018.

TITLE: Festival of Owls
DESCRIPTION: (4-Adult) Meet local live owls up close and personal! Learn how these raptors live, hunt, and survive. Touch real owl feathers and bones, dissect owl pellets and make an owl craft. Learn how you can help protect these elusive birds. Optional additional cost to purchase an owl pellet to dissect with the aid of a naturalist. Speakers from Secret Garden Birds and Bees Wildlife Education and Preservation will bring live birds to the program.

TITLE: Homemade Bird Feeders
DESCRIPTION: (2-Adult) Bring your empty milk jugs and/or two liter soda bottles to make bird feeders. We discuss tips for feeding birds and learn to identify common birds that visit home bird feeders. Dress for the weather and bring binoculars. Children must be accompanied by an adult registered in the program.

TITLE: Kids' Korner- Winter
DESCRIPTION: (3-6 yrs.) Preschool children explore nature or history once a month accompanied by an adult. An outdoor activity and craft included. Winter topics are Snow in Jan., Birds in Feb., and Apples in Mar.

TITLE: Live Owl Prowl
DESCRIPTION: (Adults) Meet live owls up close as we soar into their fascinating lives. What are great horned owls, barred owls, barn owls and eastern screech owls doing year-round? Follow them through courtship, nesting, raising young, fledging and finally dispersal of the young to their own territories. Speakers from Secret Garden Birds and Bees Wildlife Education and Preservation will bring live birds to the program.

TITLE: Unplug at the Park
DESCRIPTION: (2-Adult) Leave the technology behind and connect with the great outdoors to search for birds and mammals. Dress for the weather in comfortable shoes, we'll be mostly outside. Children must be accompanied by an adult registered in the program.

TITLE: Valentine's Day is for the Love Birds
DESCRIPTION: (3-Adult) Join us for a lovely time learning about birds in the park. We take a bird walk, make Valentine's bird crafts and watch a romantic bird-themed puppet show.

TITLE: Winter Bird Behavior:Cooperate to Forage
DESCRIPTION: (10-Adult) Birds remain active all winter at Huntley Meadows Park. How can they find food? By working together! Mixed species feeding flocks forage together while remaining alert to predators. Discover this social feathered phenomenon!

TITLE: Winter Birding
DESCRIPTION: (Adults) Learn about winter birds in the park plus some basic identification skills. Program ends with an indoor discussion.

TITLE: Winter Birds and Feeder Workshop
DESCRIPTION: (4-Adult) Join us to learn about the resilient birds that call Huntley Meadows Park and your backyard home during winter. Make your own pine cone bird feeder to take home and watch as your new friends visit. Learn how to identify winter birds through calls, games and activities. Children must be accompanied by a registered adult.

TITLE: Winter Hike-Marvelous Meadows
DESCRIPTION: (9-Adult) Chase away your winter blues with a walk on the 'other side' of the park. Come look for winter hawks, waterfowl, bluebirds and finches while exploring the park's native meadows and wetland overlooks. Meet at the South King's Hwy. entrance. Children must be accompanied by a registered adult.

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