Warbler-palooza Weekend Promises Spectacular Sights and Sounds for Bird and Tree Lovers
OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS AND COMMUNITY RELATIONS
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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
|WHERE:||Triadelphia Recreation Area
2800 Triadelphia Lake Road
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.