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Mahogany Rock Hawk Migration Viewing
Sep
22
10:00 AM10:00

Mahogany Rock Hawk Migration Viewing

Hawk watches are a nationwide, annual event, and for good reason. Each fall it is possible to see hundreds, even thousands, of raptors circling or “kettling” overhead as they ride the thermal updrafts during migration. This event is scheduled during the height of activity in this region, when historical data report as many as 4,000-5,000 broad-winged hawks at Mahogany Rock, joined by other migratory raptors.

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Nighthawk Migration Picnic
Sep
6
5:00 PM17:00

Nighthawk Migration Picnic

This members-only event is an opportunity for the BRDC community to connect during the common nighthawk migration. Join us for dinner around 5:00 pm and hang out through the evening as we (hopefully) get to observe flocks of these cryptically-colored birds which are usually crepuscular/nocturnal and solitary.

This event is free and is open to all ages. Membership and registration required.

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Nighthawk Potluck Picnic
Aug
25
6:00 PM18:00

Nighthawk Potluck Picnic

Help Blue Ridge Birders and the Blue Ridge Discovery Center celebrate the migration of Common Nighthawks along the Blue Ridge near Sparta, NC. The potluck picnic will be held on Jim & Alice Keighton's porch. With years of documenting the display, the Keightons have seen anywhere from dozens to many hundreds of nighthawks on late August evenings.

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3rd Annual Mount Rogers Summer Naturalist Rally
Aug
17
to Aug 19

3rd Annual Mount Rogers Summer Naturalist Rally

  • Blue Ridge Discovery Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The 3rd Annual Mt. Rogers Summer Naturalist Rally gives us a chance to explore Mt. Rogers in a different season. We have assembled a wide variety of field trips with leaders who are experts in their field and who are able to make it understandable and interesting for everyone from inquisitive amateurs to accomplished naturalists. 

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2nd Annual Mount Rogers Summer Naturalist Rally
Aug
18
to Aug 20

2nd Annual Mount Rogers Summer Naturalist Rally

The 2nd Annual Mt. Rogers Summer Naturalist Rally gives us a chance to explore Mt. Rogers in a different season. We have assembled a wide variety of field trips with leaders who are experts in their field and who are able to make it understandable and interesting for everyone from inquisitive amateurs to accomplished naturalists. 

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43rd Annual Mount Rogers Naturalist Rally
May
12
to May 14

43rd Annual Mount Rogers Naturalist Rally

This BRDC signature event highlights the crown jewel of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Southwest Virginia.  The Mount Rogers area, which includes Virginia's three tallest peaks, has long fascinated scholars and explorers.  Not only is there a wide variation in altitude, there are many different ecosystems and mini-ecosystems within a short drive or hike of each other. This area is a naturalist's dream come true.

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