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April Field Trip – Ollie’s Pond – April 10-17

April’s self-directed birding activity takes us back to Ollie’s Pond, from Saturday April 10 – Saturday April 17. As the weather warms up our migrating birds should be coming through.

Ollie’s Pond is a 41 acre man-made drainage facility managed by Charlotte County. This pond is named in the memory of Ollie Hewitt, one of the PRAS’s best birders and volunteers.

When on your walk , please enjoy the nice surroundings while walking on the unpaved but well groomed path and list the birds you observe. Watch for birds on the pond, in the trees that surround you, and the many birds flying by.

Please submit the birds you have seen to Ron and Char Robinson at by Tuesday, April 20th. As usual, we will then combine all the lists and report back to everyone on our groups findings.

We’re hoping our white pelicans will be returning this month in the large numbers we saw last year.

Ollie’s Pond is in the midst of a lovely residential area, and is not easily seen from any main roads.

Here are some directions:

  1. From Pellam and Wintergarden: Travel West on Wintergarden, then South on Dando or Sargeant to the pond. Parking lot will be on the right.

  2. From Collingswood and Bly: Travel East on Bly to the pond, then go around the pond to the left to find the parking lot.

Please enjoy this wonderful little piece of our paradise and email us if you have any questions or need further directions. Enjoy.

Ron and Char Robinson

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