Please help us oppose a proposed house that will impact Washington Grove

Please help us oppose a proposed house that will impact Washington Grove

Please help us oppose a proposed house that will intrude on Washington Grove devastating the birds and our birding fun in Washington Grove at Cobb’s Hill Park.

I want to alert you to a proposed new build on the border of Washington Grove in Cobb’s Hill that will have a devastating impact to all who currently enjoy the grove.

Bird habitats and wildlife will be disrupted.

It would be very close to the southern trail therefore impacting the serenity of park users and create an awkward situation of walking very close to the residence when utilizing that trail.

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Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge Field Trip

Aug 27, 2017

Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge Field Trip

We’ll be looking for ducks and shorebirds in migration. Expect to see herons, eagles, and possibly falcons. Meet at Bushnell’s Basin Park & Ride, 10 a.m.
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Durand Eastman Park Field Trip

Sep 2, 2017

Durand Eastman Park Field Trip

We’ll be looking for thrushes and other migrants. Durand can be surprising this time of year. Just when you thought the birding was quieting down, you run into a pocket of birds here that boggle the mind.
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Beginner Trip: Charlotte & Badgerow Park

Sep 9, 2017

Beginner Trip: Charlotte & Badgerow Park

We’ll be looking for shorebirds, warblers, and other fall migrants in Greece and environs. Badgerow Park is a small area that offers good vantage points along pleasant trails, with the occasional surprise rarity.
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