Bird Walk at Rolling Ridge Foundation Lands

  • Wednesday, May 20, 2015
  • 7:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  • Rolling Ridge Foundation Lands on the Blue Ridge in Jefferson County


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What: Bird Walk at Rolling Ridge Foundation Lands

Where: Rolling Ridge Foundation Lands on the Blue Ridge in Jefferson County

When: Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Time: 7:30 - 10:30 AM

Cost: Free

Join Joette Borzik on a bird walk at the beautiful wilderness preserve of Rolling Ridge Foundation Lands on Wednesday May 20.

The walk will begin at 7:30 AM and is open to anyone with an interest, regardless of their birding skills. Children are welcome however must be accompanied by an adult.

Preregistration is strongly encouraged.

Participants should plan to meet the trip leader at the Rolling Ridge Study Retreat Community, located at the end of Mission Road. 

Directions: From Charles Town, WV, follow Route 115/Charles Town Road (Old Route 9) heading south, then turn right on Mission Road. Continue on Mission Road approximately 6.2 miles, driving past Shannondale Springs Wildlife Management Area. Turn left where Mission Road becomes a gravel road. After 1 mile on the gravel road, you will approach a 4-way intersection. Go straight and park your vehicle at the Rolling Ridge Study Retreat Community where the walk will begin.

The walk will last about 3 hours and will cover rolling terrain. Birds likely to be present will be resident species, spring migrants and raptors.

Participants should wear sturdy footwear, dress appropriately for the prevailing weather conditions, and bring along water, a snack, sunscreen and insect repellent. PVAS will provide binoculars for those who do not have their own.

The walk may be canceled in the event of heavy or steady rain as access requires travel on a gravel road. Those who register will be notified by email by 9 PM the previous evening if cancellation is anticipated.

 The Rolling Ridge Foundation Lands are one of the largest privately held wilderness preserves in the Easter Panhandle. On its 1,400 acres of secluded, forested land are miles of hiking trails, the Appalachian Trail, the Shenandoah River, 5 mountain streams, ponds, waterfalls and scenic overlooks.

To reserve binoculars or for additional trip information, contact trip leader Joette Borzik at 240-440-4221 or For property access questions, contact Scot DeGraf at 301-275-2009. 

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              P.O. Box 578 • Shepherdstown, West Virginia 25443
              phone // 304-676-3397

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Katelyn "KC" Walters, Conservation and Land Manager // 304-283-7319

Krista Hawley, Adult Program Coordinator
// 703-303-1026

Amy Moore, Cool Spring Preserve Manager and Naturalist // 240-818-4714
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