Come celebrate a baby shower for the birds

Join the Town of Port Royal, the Fripp Audubon Club and other local birding clubs for the Second Annual Baby Shower for the Birds to celebrate the birth of hundreds of wading birds on Saturday, May 17 from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Port Royal Rookery and Cypress Wetlands Trail located on Paris Avenue in Port Royal.

The event will feature a guest speaker, music by Billy Drysdale, a fun scavenger hunt, tours of the wetlands, birthday cake, snacks, beverages, and of course a lot of fun for everyone.

Volunteers will be on hand to assist with identifying birds and other wildlife along the trail so this is also a wonderful educational opportunity. One of the unique things about this trail is that it allows the possibility to witness a huge rookery up close. Bring binoculars for an even closer look, but they are not required due to the proximity of the birds from the trail. Walking along the boardwalk of this trail is amazing, not only because of the number of birds, but also because of the beauty all around.

Don’t miss this outstanding free opportunity to help celebrate the wonderful wildlife our area has to offer — especially the birds. John Muir said, “In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.” The goal is that this event will help adults and children walk with nature and come away with more than they ever imagined.

The event is sponsored by the Town of Port Royal, Fripp Audubon and other area bird clubs, Lowcountry Master Naturalists, the YMCA, Applied Technology & Management, Port Royal Sound Foundation, Old Village Association, Historic Port Royal Foundation, Beaufort Chamber of Commerce, Lowcountry Estuarium, Drysdale Entertainment Unlimited, The Arts Council of Beaufort County, Murr Printing Beaufort  and The Island News.

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