Enjoy a morning of birding at Rushton Woods with expert birder, Debbie Beer. We will count birds in the tradition of the National Audubon Christmas Bird Count (CBC), which is the longest running wildlife survey in the world. We’ll also learn how to enter our sightings into eBird.
We have a special invite to visit behind the scenes of the Academy of Natural Sciences, home to one of the world’s largest collections of bird specimens. We will get to observe ornithologists preparing study skins and see the amazing bird collection!
Join us in a pastoral setting for a sheep shearing demonstration. Children will get to witness and take part in a sheep shearing and learn about the history of domesticated sheep as farm animals and wool as a sustainable fabric.
Vernal pools are special habitats that some salamanders and frogs seek early in the spring, migrating under the cover of darkness and during the first warm rains. Stay tuned as we watch for the window to observe these fascinating amphibians along with American Woodcocks performing aerial courtship displays.