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Fledge Watch + Phipps BioBlitz, June 4,5,7


Schenley Plaza tent (photo by Kate St. John)

30 May 2022

The first week of June is jam-packed with outdoor opportunities. Join me at Schenley Plaza or Schenley Park for these fun activities:

  • Pitt Peregrine Fledge Watch, Schenley Plaza, June 4, 5, and 7
  • Phipps Bio-Blitz, Schenley Park, June 5 (Registration required)

Pitt Peregrine Fledge Watch, Schenley Plaza, June 4, 5, 7

Pitt Peregrine Fledge Watch is a drop-in event to swap peregrine stories and watch the young birds learn to fly from the Cathedral of Learning. I’ll have my scope on hand for a zoomed in view of the youngsters exercising their wings. Bring binoculars or camera. Check the Events page before you come in case of weather cancellation.

Where: Schenley Plaza near the tent, shown above.
When: Fledge Watch is weather dependent and will be canceled for rain or thunder. Check here before you come.

  • Saturday June 4, 11:30 to 1:00pm
  • Sunday June 5, 11:00 – 12:30pm, starts earlier after my BioBlitz walk (see below)
  • Tuesday June 7, 11:30 – 1:00pm

Who: I’ll be there with John English of Pittsburgh Falconuts Facebook group and lots of peregrine fans. (On June 7 John English will start the watch at 11:30a; I’ll arrive at noon.)
Parking: On-street parking is free on Sundays. Otherwise you must use the pay stations on the sidewalks. Garage parking is available at Soldiers and Sailors Hall, just over a block away on Bigelow Boulevard.

Phipps BioBlitz Bird Walk in Schenley Park, Sun June 5, 8:30a – 10:30a

Phipps Conservatory & Botanical Gardens with Cathedral of Learning in the distance (photo from Wikimedia Commons)

On Sunday June 5, Phipps BioBlitz will bring together families, students, local scientists, naturalists, and teachers for a biological survey of the plants and animals in Schenley Park. See and learn about birds, plants, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, mollusks and more. As part of the BioBlitz I will lead a bird walk 8:30am-10:30am. The event is free. No registration required. Read all about Phipps BioBlitz Day here.

Where: Starting from Phipps front lawn. You’ll see a sign for my walk.
When: Sunday June 5, 8:30a-10:30a
Parking: Free on Sundays!
Note: As soon as the bird walk is over, I’ll adjourn to Schenley Plaza for Pitt Peregrine Fledge Watch.

(photo credits: Schenley Plaza tent by Kate St. John, Phipps Conservatory from Wikimedia Commons)

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