Schenley Park Outing, April 30, 8:30am — CANCELED DUE TO RAIN

Wood thrush in May (photo by Melissa McMasters via Wikimedia Commons)

21 April 2022

CANCELED due to lots of rain in the forecast as of 4:30pm Sat.

Pittsburgh rain forecast as of 29 April, 4:30pm (graph from NWS)

Spring migration has been slow in Pittsburgh but things will improve in the week ahead so let’s get outdoors.

Join me at the Schenley Park Visitors Center for a bird & nature walk on Sunday 30 April, 8:30a – 10:30a.

Because of this month’s super-hot weather most trees will be in Full Leaf and the early flowers will have gone to seed but there’s still more to see. The second wave of migrating birds will be coming through and the wood thrushes (Hylocichla mustelina) will have come home.

Wood thrush, Schenley Park, 24 April 2020 (photo by Donna Foyle)

We’ll peek through the leaves to look for birds. Will we see tuliptree flowers?

Tulip tree leaves and flower, 2 May 2017 (photo by Kate St. John)
Tulip tree leaves and flower, 2 May 2017 (photo by Kate St. John)

Will the mayapples be blooming? Or forming fruit?

Mayapple flowering in Schenley Park, 10 May 2020 (photo by Kate St. John)

Meet me at the Visitors Center at 8:30am. Dress for the weather and wear comfortable walking shoes. Don’t forget your binoculars!

I’ll be there rain or shine, but not in downpours or thunder. Check the Events page before you come in case of a cancellation.

Hope to see you there.

p.s. If the birding is good I’ll give an option to continue until 11a.

(photo by Donna Foyle on taken at Schenley Park on 24 April 2020!)

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