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Self-Guided Grasslands Bird Walk at Ben Wever Farm
September 19, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 amFree, optional donations for the Grassland Bird Trust will be accepted
Ben Wever Farm invites you to enjoy a self-guided grasslands and forest-edge bird walk. Ben Wever Farm raises grass fed cattle and sheep and free ranging poultry. Black Angus beef cattle are ranged over 50 paddocks during the grazing season leaving plenty of time in between rotations. Hay is not harvested until babies have fledged.
Grassland birds depend on a large open expanse of grassland to breed, forage and successfully raise their young. Most of these birds nest on the ground and so they depend on undisturbed areas to provided food, water, nesting habitat and protection from predators. Ben Wever Farm has a keen appreciation for the life cycle of our grassland and forest birds and have taken steps to reduce environmental pressure is ensure a successful breeding season for our NY grassland birds.
Participants are asked to RSVP via phone or email. And on day of event Sept.19, please, meet in front of Red Farm House (444 Mountain View Dr. Willsboro, NY 12996) at 9 am to sign in and be given trail directions. Donations for the Grassland Bird Trust will be accepted. Contact Linda at 518-963-7447 or firstname.lastname@example.org
There will be a general Farm tour at 2:00 pm as well. As always, the year round farm stand is open.