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Evening Bird Walk at the DuPont Environmental Education Center/Russell W. Peterson Refuge with Joe Francis

June 23 @ 5:00 pm 8:00 pm EDT

Marsh Wren by Carolyn Holland

Explore Delaware’s Premier Urban Wildlife Refuge!

End the week on a positive note with a leisurely walk at the Russell W. Peterson Refuge. These walks will begin roughly 2 hours before sunset, allowing opportunity to check out roosting waterfowl, shorebirds, rails, wrens and blackbirds. Crepuscular sightings of muskrat, beaver and river otter are possible. We will walk about two miles, mostly on boardwalk. Beginners are welcome, so bring a friend who is new to birding. Thanks to regular pedestrian traffic and security patrols from the Wilmington Riverfront, this has been a safe area even after dark.

For the June walk we will be spending more time “taking a seat” at various spots along the way, waiting for shy birds to come out and show themselves.  Folks are encouraged to bring a folding camp stool or other lightweight seat or ground cover.  The temperature may be warm so also bring plenty of water

Meet by the Russell Peterson statue in the parking area for the DuPont Environmental Education Center. Those interested in more information may contact Joe at [email protected].