19 April 2021
This year I’m resuming my outings in local parks after a hiatus for the pandemic in 2020. It’s not that COVID-19 has disappeared. In fact it’s resurging now in Allegheny County and the eastern U.S. However we’ve learned that we are relatively safe outdoors.
Join me for a walk at the west end of Schenley Park on Sunday, 25 April 2021 — 8:30am to 10:00am.
Meet at Anderson Playground because Schenley Drive will be closed for CMU Buggy Races until 9am. See map below!
I hope to see northern rough-winged swallows, gray catbirds and yellow-rumped warblers, maybe even the local ravens. Will the wood thrush who arrived last year before 24 April (photo above) be back in time for our outing? I hope so!
Dress for the weather and wear comfortable walking shoes. Bring binoculars and field guides if you have them. Wear a mask that covers your nose and mouth. The outing will follow these COVID-19 safety rules:
- Everyone on the outing must wear a mask that covers their nose and mouth.
- We will social distance 6 feet as much as possible.
- If the number of participants makes social distancing difficult I will divide the group into pods of six and ask for volunteer(s) to lead the other group(s).
Visit my Events page before you come in case of changes or cancellations.
A NOTE ABOUT ROAD CLOSURES! I have marked this map with the (approximate) Schenley Drive closures for the CMU Buggy Races on 25 April 5am-9am. We will meet at 40.435948, -79.947456.
(wood thrush photo by Donna Foyle)