Field Trips

Date: Saturday, May 6

Place: Solomon Tract of the SNWR, Chatham, Georgia

Meeting Spot: Parking area at Solomon Tract - See Directions Below

Time: 8:00 am

Limit: 20

Leader: Jack Colcolough

 

Additional information: The Solomon Tract portion of the Savannah

National Wildlife Refuge sits on the Georgia side of the refuge and boasts

887 acres of woodland and other habitats. Past trips to Solomon Tract have

produced up to a dozen species of warblers, including prothonotary and

hooded warblers, as well as cuckoos, flycatchers, buntings, grosbeaks and

more! Don’t miss this final field trip of the season timed for the wonderful

migration of songbirds and other bird species both arriving and passing

through on their way to breeding areas to the north.

 

To ensure we are there during the active morning period, we’ll begin the

walk at 8:00 am. Expect to walk up to two miles through the Tract, with

plenty of stopping along the way.

 

There is some space to park at Solomon tract, but we suggest carpooling

to reduce the number of cars on the site. To carpool please meet at Neo’s

Restaurant in the parking lot at Moss Creek at 7:00 am.

 

Directions to Solomon Tract: From 95 South, take exit 109, and turn left at

the end of the ramp. Take an immediate left onto O’Leary Road, then right

onto EM Industries Boulevard. Follow this road until it dead ends at the

gate and park along here, but not in front of the gate.

To sign up for this field trip, please contact Bob Speare at

bobspeare@gmail.com or 843-715-9772. Note that there is a $5 fee for

nonmembers.