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A Reconciling in Christ Congregation

Saint Mark Lutheran Church

Rescheduled: Earth Day Celebration now on May 11

birdThe Saint Mark Care for Creation committee invites the congregation to an event in celebration of Earth Day on Saturday, May 11th.

Are you interested in birds or just getting outside and experiencing God’s creation? Then, please join us for a presentation on Birds of the Willamette Valley by Saint Mark member Phil Caudill. Along with slides of the beautiful birds of our area, Phil will discuss the basics of bird identification, where to go in the area for good bird watching, what field guides you might use to identify birds, and what might be the best binoculars for you.

The program begins at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 11th, in the fellowship hall. Please bring your own “bag lunch” and beverage from home. We will eat at the church immediately following the presentation. After lunch, about 12:00 noon, those who wish to continue the day outdoors will carpool to Ankeny National Wildlife Refuge (30 minutes away) for bird watching. We’ll stop at Eagle Marsh and Pintail Marsh. Then, we’ll walk the boardwalk at Rail Trail and Egret Marsh looking for spring birds. Bring your binoculars, if you have them, your family, and friends. We’ll spend about 1 ½ hours checking-out the observation spots at the Refuge, then return to the church in mid-afternoon.

Feel free to attend either the morning event or the event in the afternoon, or both! We hope that you will join us for a celebration of EARTH DAY!