Friday, March 3, 2023

Birdwalks and May's Cafe Draw a Crowd

Thanks goes to many people for our birdwalk and May's Cafe event at Herrontown Woods on Feb. 19, which drew about 70 people in all. To Fairfax Hutter and MaryJoan Gaynor for helping lead the birdwalks; to the Princeton Public Library for helping to promote this event, 

and to Nicole Bergman and Joanna Poniz for organizing and hosting February's May's Cafe the same morning. 
These muffins were a highlight, and the 45 participants for the three walks were happy to discover the cafe still open and offering warm drinks and baked goods when they emerged from the woods.

The event was timed to coincide with the Great Backyard Birdcount. Fairfax documented what birds her and MaryJoan's groups saw. The "bird of the day" was a hermit thrush "with solid brown upper parts, rusty tail, and spotted breast observed hover gleaning berries in vines above stream edge of utility ROW."

Many of us lingered long in the Barden afterwards, enjoying the day and the company.