Join FOR River Steward October Greenfield and FOR Board Member Dr. Andrew Dolby for a Bird Walk at Cedar Mountain Battlefield in Culpeper County! Birders of all experience levels will enjoy a guided hike while looking for many of the summer breeding bird species in the area. We will be joined by Sam Pruett from Friends of Cedar Mountain Battlefield to learn a historic overview of the Battlefield.
Cedar Mountain Battlefield is known for the Battle at Cedar Mountain that occurred on August 9, 1862. Confederate troops led by General Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson prevailed over Federal troops led by General Nathaniel Banks at a cost of 3800 men killed or wounded. Participants will learn about the battle and stories of the soldiers and civilians impacted. We will then begin a birding walk and explore the terrain of the Battlefield, which remains largely unchanged since the Civil War.
Adults and children 12 and up, accompanied by an adult, are welcome to attend this hike. The bird walk will be held rain or shine, except in case of extreme weather. Please be sure to dress for the weather and wear sturdy shoes. Dogs are not permitted for this event.
This program will occur entirely outside and is limited to 10 people. This event will follow social distancing protocols and participants are required to wear masks, so please bring one with you.
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