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Event: 'Witness The Woodcock' Print
  Hikes & Outings
Date: Monday, May 02, 2011 - 7:00 pm
Duration: 1 Hour 30 Minutes
Contact Info:
207-646-3604
Email: info@gwrlt.org
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Mary Mazur and Johnny Pazdon, naturalists, outdoor educators and also caretakers of GWRLT's Savage Wildlife Preserve, will introduce us to the marvelous mating flights of the woodcock.

Join Mary and Johnny to learn about this fascinating woods-dwelling shorebird, also known as the timberdoodle, wood snipe, or bog sucker. Like clockwork, just after sunset for a few weeks each spring, the male woodcock begins a mating performance that involves a spiraling aerial display that Aldo Leopold once called the skydance. While meant to entice the female woodcock, it's sure to impress all who have the opportunity to view it.


Come at 7:00 pm for an introduction, then we'll sit back and watch the show (you might want to bring a chair or blanket).

Binoculars recommended.


Link to Savage Wildlife Preserve, one of GWRLT's Five Public Places


Directions: 15 Dover-Eliot Road is on the south side of Route 101 between Rte 236 and the Salmon Falls River. There is a gateway at the entrance to the preserve, just west of Shorey's Brook and the Eliot/South Berwick town line.


Free for GWRLT members, $5 donation ($10/family) suggested for non-members. No dogs, please.


For more information, call 207-646-3604 (or 207-251-9015 outside of business hours.)



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