Warbler-palooza Weekend Promises Spectacular Sights and Sounds for Bird and Tree Lovers

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Laurel – April 25, 2013: Bright spring sounds and colors will be on full display at a pair of unique nature tours sponsored by the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) on Saturday, May 4. In the morning, highly skilled bird watchers will be on hand to host a special tour featuring a range of warbler species who visit Maryland this time of year at the Pig Tail Recreation Area. In the afternoon, WSSC’s certified arborist will conduct a tour at the Triadelphia Recreation Area, focusing on trees unique to our region.

Bird lovers are in for a rare treat when WSSC and the Howard County Bird Club host the fourth annual warbler tour at Pig Tail Recreation Area. Visitors will have a chance to see Black-throated Green Warblers, Palm Warblers and Kentucky Warblers showing off their bright colors while trying to attract a mate. Warblers are attracted to open water, making Pig Tail a favorite destination for these active birds. White violets and other spring flowers make Pig Tail a favorite with bird lovers.

WSSC also will host its fourth annual Native Tree tour on Saturday. This year, the tour will highlight the Maryland State Champion Franklinia, a rare species that has not been found in the wild since the early 1800’s. The tour will be led by WSSC certified arborist Doug Sievers at the Triadelphia Recreation Area.

WHAT: Warbler Bird Tour WHAT: Native Tree and Wildflower Tour
WHEN: 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 4 WHEN: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 4

Pig Tail Recreation Area
5550 Green Bridge Road
Dayton, MD

WHERE: Triadelphia Recreation Area
2800 Triadelphia Lake Road
Brookeville, MD

For more information, contact Kimberley Knox, WSSC Community Outreach Manager, at 301-206-8233.

For 100 years, WSSC has proudly served the citizens of Prince George’s and Montgomery counties – providing drinking water that has always met strict Safe Drinking Water Act standards and protecting the environment through vital water resource recovery services. Our vision is to be THE world-class water utility, where excellent products and services are always on tap.


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