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The Ticking Tomb Bird Walk
September 30 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Meet Ian Stewart at the London Tract Meeting House in White Clay Creek Preserve (the PA side) to look for fall migrants and perhaps a bit of mystery. It is only a month away from Halloween, after all!
Our meeting place is the parking lot next to an old graveyard famous for it’s “Ticking Tomb”. Parking is free.
A note from Ian (9/28):
Ye gods! Abandon all hope, ye who enter here! This Saturday (9/30) I will be leading a DOS bird walk to White Clay Creek SP near the London Tract Meeting House and cemetery, the home of the infamous ‘Ticking Tomb’. We will start off quaking with terror near the tomb then calm down by heading into the woods to look for late warblers, thrushes, sparrows and who knows what else. We will meet at 8am in the parking lot by the cute state park office and probably walk until about 1130-noon. This under-birded spot is a little off the beaten track but it’s a really bucolic, historic setting that most people don’t know exists.
It’s very close to where we went on the Mason-Dixon bird walk in May (map below) and since it’s in PA it’s free to park. If coming from the south take Limestone (Rte 7) to Little Baltimore, then a left onto Broad Run Rd, then a left onto London Tract Rd. which then turns left again and heads
down the hill (parking lot is on your left at the bottom of the hill). If coming from the north go on Rt 41 then head south on Newark Rd (near the Turkey Hill gas station). Then turn right onto Broad Run Rd, then a left onto London Tract Rd. which then turns left again and heads down the hill (parking lot is on your left at the bottom of the hill). If you get lost my cell is (859) 333-8817.
Important: On the map, Sharpless Rd looks like a better way to get to the parking lot but be warned: only take this road if ye be of stout heart and enjoy ‘adventure’!
Avondale PA 19311