Thursday, January 07, 2010

(Photo by Laura Hardy)

If you read this blog, or the blogs of "The Flock", then you know how much fun we had in West Virginia last Spring.
The time is rolling around again, and so far, we only have two, maybe three Flock members going.
Consider this an official Welcome Mat to anyone who would like to come along to the New River Birding and Nature Festival April 26 through May 1, 2010. That is only about four months away, and if you want a SWEET deal on lodging and trips and the whole shebang, email me at:
The Farmhouse, a sweet rental property of Opossum Creek Cabin Rentals, has space for 8, with no one having to share a bed. (12 if we share beds....!) A package deal is VERY affordable...the more people, the smaller each person's share. There's a full kitchen, two bathrooms, and a HOT TUB ON THE BACK DECK.

If you missed the posts I did about New River, click HERE.

It's hard to describe what New River did to all of us. Yes, we laughed, we birded, we stooped in the mud crying over salamanders...but it was so much more than that, more far-reaching.
Some people I spent the week with, I knew already. Some I met for the first time.
The beauty of the West Virginia mountains, the lush plant life, the unbelievable birds we encountered, the absolutely STELLAR guides, the food, the presentations....adding all of us bloggers to that turned into magic.

The line-up for this year's presenters:

Monday, April 26 – Jim McCormac
Tuesday, April 27 – Mark Garland
Wednesday, April 28 – Jeff Gordon
Thursday, April 29 – Bill Hilton, Jr
Friday, April 30 – Julie Zickefoose
Saturday, May 1 – Bill Thompson, III and Julie Zickefoose musical performance

The festival registration website is a bit confusing, and don't panic at the prices. Email me and we can discuss the fees. Seriously, you want to do this.
(If we can't fill the Farmhouse, there are other cabins...but we should act fast. Please come along.)


Murr Brewster said...

I'm still working on it. I can't tell if the registration fee includes the lodging or what-all. I'd sure like to come meet y'all.

Susan Gets Native said...

YOU HAVE TO, Murr. It's imperative to the continuation of the planet.

DJB's Photo Adventures said...

Sent you an email because, I was so jealous reading all your blogs last time.