Description: Join Wayne Bell on a guided walk to scout for migrants warblers that regularly pass through the Arboretum in early May. Warblers of note include include Black-and-white, Black-throated Blue, Black-throated Green, American Redstart, Yellow-rumped (Myrtle), Magnolia, and (rarer) Blackburnian. Rose-breasted Grosbeak should also be passing through, and resident Indigo Bunting and Blue Grosbeak may be present. Scarlet Tanager, which nests in the mature woods, should also be in good voice. Many of these birds are colorful and full of song.
Dr. Bell is Senior Associate and former Director of the Center for Environment and Society at Washington College. Prior to joining the Washington College faculty in fall 2000, he was Vice President for External Relations for the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES), a global research facility headquartered at Horn Point near Cambridge, MD. He has served as president of the Arboretum Board of Trustees and is past president of the Maryland Ornithological Society.
This program is free for members and free with admission ($5 adults, $3 students), payable at the door.