[Summit] Fw: Watch Winter Ducks on the Seekonk River, Sunday February 28 @ 1:00

David Kolsky davidjkolsky at yahoo.com
Wed Feb 24 13:19:12 CST 2016

--- On Wed, 2/24/16, Blackstone Parks Conservancy <blackstoneparks at gmail.com> wrote:

> From: Blackstone Parks Conservancy <blackstoneparks at gmail.com>
> Subject: Watch Winter Ducks on the Seekonk River, Sunday February 28 @ 1:00
> To: 
> Date: Wednesday, February 24, 2016, 1:13 PM

> The Blackstone Parks Conservancy Education
> Committee is pleased to announce our very first winter
> public program — a family walk along the banks of the
> Seekonk River to observe and learn about the ducks that come
> here to spend the winter. The walk will be hosted by Dan
> Berard.  Dan is a lifelong birder and has led birding and
> natural history tours around the hemisphere. He is the Vice
> President of the Ocean State Bird Club and enjoys teaching
> people how to identify birds and how to approach birding in
> a different way. We will have a good chance of seeing six to
> eight different species of ducks that can be seen here only
> in the winter months. Their bright flashes of color on the
> river’s surface and their ability to disappear and
> re-appear with startling rapidity are so entertaining, you
> may find your opinion of winter improving! The Narragansett
> Boat Club has generously offered the use of their deck for
> observation, so our walk will end there with coffee and hot
> chocolate. Binoculars are often a must for observing the
> ducks, so please bring what you have, and a few extras will
> be on hand to share. We will also have two high power
> spotting scopes available, courtesy of members of the
> Narragansett Boat Club. 

Children are welcome and will take
> home a free first edition copy (!) of the BPC Winter Duck
> Coloring Book.

At Blackstone
> Field, across from the Narragansett Boat Club, 2 River
> Road, Providence, RI 02906. GPS: 9″W
> 41°49’58.8″N 71°22’40.9″W.
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