Close Encounters of the Bird Kind

Locust Grove Nature Center welcomed visitors for Happy Bird Day—an annual event—May 13. The event includes educational activities for children, who can get a poster by visiting different information stations and stamping a Bird Day passport. Adults got to go on short bird hikes and learn about decorating windows to prevent bird collisions, and some just stopped by for a hike or to take photographs while the sun stayed out Saturday. Locust Grove Nature Center is located in Cabin John Regional Park at 7777 Democracy Boulevard and has frequent free and low-fee nature walks and children’s events. Visit http://www.mc-mncppc.org/parks/nature_centers/locust/index.shtm.