Science Saturday: Kestrel Watch, April 29th
Image: Courtesy of The Clifton Institute
Saturday, April 29, 2023
9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
The Clifton Institue
6712 Blantyre Road
Warrenton, Virginia 20187
Registration is REQUIRED.
In what The Clifton Institute hopes will become a regular occurrence, they are inviting the public to participate in one of their ongoing research projects. This time you’ll help them track American Kestrels that have been outfitted with GPS transmitters, collect vegetation data in different types of fields, and visit ink-pad tracks to see what kinds of rodents have been visiting. This is a great opportunity to see what it’s like to do field research and to learn about some fascinating native species. Participants will start at the Clifton Institute and then drive to a few nearby properties where kestrels are known to hang out. From Clifton, it is encouraged but not required to carpool in as few cars as possible. They are looking forward to a beautiful day in the field with you!