Hello Chesapeake Network!

Join biologist Nick Spero on a winter hike to look for bald eagles! This is a great time of year to see them! (On 1/16/15 Nick saw 22 bald eagles!). We may also see some Lesser Scaup, Hooded Mergansers, and Common Mergansers.

Difficulty: Moderately Strenuous (derived from the combination of cold weather and decent hiking–please don’t underestimate the cold!)

What to wear: PREPARE FOR THE COLD!!! Dress in warm layers with non-cotton articles of clothing, and don’t forget to wear gloves, mittens, hats, scarves, etc.

What to bring: binoculars, and guidebooks if you have any!

Location: Loch Raven Reservoir: 9700 Loch Raven Drive. You can park your car just south of the small dam on the side of the road. You can find the link to the location on Google Maps HERE. The large parking lot by the big dam is CLOSED for construction. There is LIMITED PARKING so please carpool!

Cost: NHSM Member Price: $10 per person / Non-Member Price: $15 per person

Note: “Member” refers to being a member of the Natural History Society of Maryland NOT a member of the Natural History Society’s Meetup page. We hope you consider becoming a member of NHSM, please visit our webpage at www.marylandnature.org to learn more.

You can pay in person by cash or check, or online at http://marylandnature.org/events/

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As always this time of year, snow is a possibility! Please check back on Meetup or our Facebook page in the case of cancellation or postponement if snow is a possibility. We will try to make the call the day before at the latest.

Nick Spero is a biologist who loves to observe wildlife. He was recently featured on NPR talking about foraging. Check out the awesome video HERE .


Nick, like most of the other people leading NHSM, is a volunteer, so your money will go directly to support the programs, the nature collections, and the building that make this kind of nature education possible.  Donate or become a member of the Natural History Society of Maryland by visiting www.marylandnature.org.