Upcoming Events

 

September 25, 2017, Monday - Tangier Island by Ferry, Northumberland County


On Monday, September 25, the Northern Neck Audubon Society will conduct a bird walk on Tangier Island in the middle of the Chesapeake Bay.  This will be a great opportunity to see some of the birds that fly over the bay as well as on the island.  The walk will be led by Melissa Gross and Jeff Wright. Following are some of the birds that have been sighted during previous Septembers:  Boat-Tailed Grackles, Brown Pelicans, Marsh Wrens, Palm and Prairie Warblers, American Oystercatchers, Tri Colored and Green Herons, Yellow-crowned and Black-crowned Night Herons, Glossy Ibises, Great Black-backed Gulls, Wilson’s Storm Petrels and Ruddy Turnstones. Some of these birds are rarely, if ever, seen on the Northern Neck and the Middle Peninsula.


The Chesapeake Breeze ferry departs from Buzzard Point Marina, 468 Buzzard Point Road, Reedville.  After a 90-minute narrated cruise, the ferry will dock at Tangier Island.  The Breeze departs at 10:00 a.m. and returns to Reedville about 3:30 p.m.


During the 2½ hour visit to the island, there will be opportunities to bird, have lunch, take a tour, visit the museum, rent a bike or golf cart, or just stroll around the island.  Tangier Island is only about a mile wide and three miles long.  Several of last year’s participants suggested that it would be nice to spend the night at one of the B&Bs on the island and return the next day, giving the opportunity to really enjoy the island.


“You can bring your own food and drinks with you on the ferry or you can enjoy one of Tangier’s famous restaurants”, said an event official. Individuals will be responsible for purchasing their own tickets for the trip on the day of the trip or in advance online where there may be discounts.  Google Chesapeake Breeze Ferry Boat to Tangier Island or call 804-453-2628. The website states that round trip tickets are $25.00..



October 9, 2017, Monday, George Washington Birthplace, Westmoreland County


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October 21, 2017, Saturday, Hughlett Point, Northumberland County


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November 13, 2017, Monday, Essex County


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November 25, 2017, Saturday, Lancaster County


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