What: Celebrate IMBD! Bird Walk at the historic Claymont Mansion property
Where: Claymont Mansion, outside of Charles Town
When: Thursday, May 11, 2017
Time: 7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Trip Leader: Joette Borzik
Celebrate IMBD with local birder and Master Naturalist, Joette Borzik. The walk will take place on the beautiful historic Claymont Mansion property outside of Charles Town.
Please meet Joette at 7:00 AM on the driveway to the mansion and park at the gate. The entrance is located at 667 Huyett Road and is marked by a street sign that says "Claymont Mansion".
This walk is free and open to anyone with an interest, regardless of their birding skills. Children are welcome when accompanied by an adult.
Registration is strongly encouraged.
Dress accordingly for the weather, bring water, and a snack if needed. The group will walk for approximately 3 miles, but individuals may opt out at any time along the way.
Binoculars will be available for loan if someone needs them.
The Claymont property, which totals about 300 acres, is home to the historic Claymont Mansion. The mansion, which was built in 1820 by George Washington's grand-nephew Bushrod Washington, is the largest of the Washington family homes and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The property is owned and managed by the Claymont Society for Continuous Education and is used to host seminars and retreats for the public. The property has recently been entered into a conservation easement that ensures it will be protected from development.