SPRING BIRD NATURE WALK AT MOUNT INDEPENDENCE
May 2, 2012
Contact: Elsa Gilbertson,
Regional Historic Site Administrator,
(802) 759-2412, Elsa.Gilbertson@state.vt.us
Orwell, Vt.— Spring into spring with an “Early Bird Nature Walk” on Saturday, May 12, 2012, starting at 8:00 a.m. at the Mount Independence State Historic Site in Orwell, Vermont.
Bird expert Sue Wetmore of Brandon leads this enjoyable walk to identify and learn about the birds of spring on the Mount. You may see everything from bald eagle down to the smallest birds traveling through this region this time of year. The event is two weeks earlier than traditionally in hopes of spotting some new birds this year. Be part of the fun! Wear sturdy shoes and dress for the weather. No pets please.
Meet in front of the Mount Independence museum. The fee is $5.00 for adults and free for children under 15.
Mount Independence is located on Mount Independence Road, six miles west of the intersections of VT Routes 22A and 73 near Orwell village. Carefully follow the signs. It is a National Historic Landmark and one of the best-preserved Revolutionary War sites in America. Call (802) 759-2412 for more information. The site opens for the season on Saturday, May 26, and will be open daily, 9:30 to 5:00, through October 8.
For information about Vermont’s state-owned historic sites: www.historicvermont.org/sites.
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