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Great Backyard Bird Count at Brown’s Island & Pony Pasture Saturday

Bird Walk at Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens and James River Park Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. as part of the Great Backyard Bird Count (Feb. 18-21, 2011). This important citizen science project helps ornithologists take a snapshot of wintering bird populations throughout North America year after year. Join in for one or several of the following sites:

Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens: Meet in the rotunda of the visitor center. Cost will be $6 for non garden members, finish around 9:30 – 9:45 a.m.

Brown’s Island: Then the count will continue on to the James River Park (free), meeting at the parking lot next to the Tredegar Ironworks (500 Tredegar Street) at 10:10 a.m. to count birds at Brown’s Island.

Pony Pasture Rapids: Parking lot on Riverside Drive around 11:30 a.m. On-foot and count from car assignments are available for the Pony Pasture and Huguenot flatwater areas. Counters are also needed for the 42nd Street area and other areas on the south river bank.

Counters should return to the parking lot at Pony Pasture at 12:45 p.m. to tally their sightings. Trip will finish at 1:30 p.m. with a look at the lake at the office park behind Stony Point Shopping Center.

CONTACT: Tyler Turpin at (804) 317-9478 or email: tylerturpin@earthlink.net