Piney Grove Preserve Field Trip May 28, 2016

The VSO and Center for Conservation Biology (CCB) are jointly offering a field trip to The Nature Conservancy’s Piney Grove Preserve, site of nesting Red-Cockaded Woodpeckers. Bryan Watts from the CCB will be our leader. We are given access to this protected site through CCB’s support and the cooperation of The Nature Conservancy. In recent years we have had good views of Red-cockaded Woodpeckers, nestlings and nest sites.

We will assemble at 5:15 A.M. in the morning on May 28 at the Virginia Diner in Wakefield and leave promptly at 5:20 in carpools to Piney Grove Preserve. Because of the sensitive nature of this area, we are limited in the number of participants who can go in at one time (20 people). We will need to carpool as parking is limited on the site. This field trip will end mid to late morning.

All VSO field trips have a registration fee of $20 for NON-members only. This fee will be applied to an individual membership that will be active until the end of 2016. If 2 or more people from the same family register, the registration fee will be $25, which covers a family membership. Groups of students accompanied by their instructor are exempt from this fee. Non-members can join online at the VSO online store.

REGISTER EARLY if you want to attend. Contact Lee Adams, VSO Field Trip Co-chair, to register. Email with VSO Piney Grove Trip in the subject line, or call 540-850-0777.