Great Escapes

Modified In-Person Program for Adults

Join us in exploring some natural and historic locations throughout the region. We'll be traveling by Briar Bush van to popular hotspots, local favorites, and places well off the beaten path. Activity level is described in the trip notes.

 

* This program takes place indoors and outdoors. Come prepared for the weather.

* Masks are strongly recommended. 

* Review the Mitigation Plan before registration.

Cancellation Policy: At least two weeks before the program - 80% back; Within two weeks - NO refund

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John James Audubon Center

Questions or need help registering?

Call 215-887-6603 M-F 9:00am - 5:00 pm.

Saturday, May 21, 2022 from

7:00am-1:00pm

  •   Participant Cost: $40.00

  •   Abington Resident: $36.00

  •   FOBB Member: $32.00

Join Audubon Center and Briar Bush naturalists for a guided bird walk, a guided tour of the historic house, and take a self-guided tour of the museum! Binoculars will be available for use.

NEW DATE!

The John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove is situated on a historic 18th-century site, the farm where 18-year-old John James Audubon lived when he first came to America from France in 1803. Here, he developed a technique for drawing birds "from life" that would allow him to become one of the world's best-known wildlife artists. The hundreds of life-size portraits of birds contained in his seminal work The Birds of America helped inspire the formation of the National Audubon Society. The site includes the original three-story farmhouse, built in 1762, miles of nature trails along the Perkiomen Creek, and a brand new building, featuring indoor and outdoor exhibits focused on birds, art, and conservation.

Notes: Participants will meet at Briar Bush at 7:00am. The group will arrive back at Briar Bush by 1:00pm. This trip will require walking and standing over paved or uneven terrain to participate in the guided and self-guided tours. Choosing weather-appropriate clothing and comfortable shoes will contribute to a great experience. Participants are responsible for bringing a packed lunch. Although this is a rain or shine event, this trip is subject to cancellation due to dangerous weather conditions.

If you have concerns regarding COVID-19, please call Briar Bush at (215) 887-6603.

Participants must come prepared for the weather.