Want to come on a bird and nature walk? Would you like to learn about Pittsburgh’s peregrines? Here’s a list of upcoming events I’ll be leading.
Unless otherwise noted, all events are free and open to the public.
If an outing is cancelled I will post it here.
Events in Nature: Phenology for Western Pennsylvania
This Phenology for Western Pennsylvania lists the events in nature for each month of the year. I am not leading these events! I am following.
Events on the Media:
My appearances on radio or TV are usually recorded. Here’s a list of past events on the media.
Outings and Presentations
For the outdoor events: Dress for the weather and wear comfortable walking shoes. Bring binoculars and field guides if you have them. All events (except Fledge Watch) are held rain or shine, but never in thunder. As the dates approach, check this page for changes or cancellations.
Pitt Peregrine Fledge Watch, Schenley Plaza, June 1-5, 11a – 1p
Pitt Peregrine Fledge Watch is a fluid drop-in event to swap peregrine stories and watch the young Pitt peregrines learn to fly. Come when you can. Bring binoculars or camera if you have them. Be sure to check the blog for updates in case of weather cancellation.
Where: Schenley Plaza near the tent.
When: 1-5 June 2019, 11a-1p. Fledge Watch is weather dependent and will be canceled for rain or thunder.
Who: Kate St. John of Outside My Window with John English of Pittsburgh Falconuts Facebook group and lots of peregrine fans. (Note on June 1: John English will start the watch at 11a; Kate will arrive at noon.)
Parking: Pay-parking is available around Schenley Plaza (on-street parking is free on Sundays!) and at Carnegie Museum.
Sunday, June 2, 8:30a, Phipps BioBlitz at Schenley Park
This fourth annual Phipps BioBlitz Festival brings together families, students, local scientists, naturalists, and teachers to conduct biological surveys of living species in Schenley Park. The event is free with no advance registration required. Read more here.
Where: Meet at the back of the Event Tent on Phipps’ front lawn at a sign for this walk.
When: Sunday June 2, 8:30a-10:30a
Parking: Free on Sundays!
Downtown Peregrine Fledge Watch, Third Avenue, June 7, 10, 11, 12 … 11a-1p
Downtown Peregrine Fledge Watch is a drop-in event to watch the young Downtown peregrines, educate the public about peregrines, and alert the PA Game Commission at 724-238-9523 if a fledgling needs to be rescued from the ground. Come when you can. Bring binoculars or camera if you have them. Be sure to check the blog for updates in case of weather cancellation.
Where: 3rd Avenue between Wood and Smithfield in Downtown Pittsburgh. (click the link for a map)
When: On weekdays, Fri June 7, Mon-Wed June 10-12. Time: 11a-1p. Fledge Watch is weather dependent and will be canceled for rain or thunder.
Who: Kate will be there (when she’s available) with John English of Pittsburgh Falconuts Facebook group.
Notes: There is no official Fledge Watch on June 8-9 weekend but John and/or Kate may be there. On-street parking is free on Sundays.
Sunday, June 30, Duck Hollow & Lower Frick Park
Sunday, August 25, Schenley Park, Visitors Center
Sunday, September 29, Schenley Park, Bartlett Shelter
The Sept 29th outing meets at Bartlett Shelter to avoid The Pittsburgh Great Race road closures.