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Guided Walk – Finding Lickinghole Basin
October 14, 2017 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Approximately four mile walk (round trip) to introduce you to Lickinghole Basin, a hidden gem, which is known as a “hotspot” for birding in Albemarle County. This shallow reservoir, which was developed to protect the Rivanna River system from silt runoff, has become home to numerous water birds such as geese, ducks, and an occasional swan. There is a nesting pair of bald eagles on the basin, and occasionally redtail hawks and osprey can be seen. The trail also passes signs of beavers at work.
Meet at the kiosk in Claudius Crozet Park at the east end of the parking lot (near the baseball fields). Wear sturdy shoes and carry water. Hat, long pants, and insect repellent is recommended. Be prepared to walk on uneven ground, and to climb short, uneven steps. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Check our Facebook page in case of rain. Cancellations, if necessary, will be posted one hour before scheduled start of walk.