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Pocosin Arts offers two ”Waterfowl Weekend” birding excursions

From Pocosin Arts School of Fine Craft

Pocosin Arts School of Fine Craft is gearing up for some unique events this winter. In addition to Pocosin’s annual “Cabin Fever Reliever” workshop, two waterfowl weekend adventures will be offered. Join in for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see the magnificent Atlantic Flyway Migration of tundra swans, snow geese, many species of duck and other wildlife at Lake Mattamuskeet.

The first, “Women’s Waterfowl Weekend”, will include a trip to the beautiful Lake Mattamuskeet for a birding excursion with special guests Georgann Eubanks and Sheryl McNair. Meals, lodging, and presentations from Georgann and Sheryl will be included. Georgann Eubanks is board chair for Pocosin Arts and the author of the “Literary Trails” guidebook series from UNC Press. Her latest book is The Month of Their Ripening: North Carolina Heritage Foods through the Year. Georgann will present on, “Tyrrell County: A Natural Wonder”. Sheryl McNair has a life list of 1,700 birds- sightings gathered across many countries and teaches beginning birding at Pamlico Community College. Sheryl will provide expert tips during the trip. This unique event will take place on January 31- February 1, 2020.

The second weekend, on February 7 & 8, will include the above listed trip to Lake Mattamuskeet and will be hosted by outdoor guide Sammy Cox and veteran birder Bob Glennon. Sammy Cox is a board member at Pocosin Arts and a lifetime adventurer. He and retired U.S. Forest Service Bob Glennon will present, “Where Land & Water Merge- Field Notes along the Sound.”

Both of these weekends include meals and are offered with or without lodging in Pocosin’s Riverside Lodge. Lake trips will be comfortably viewed from a 9 passenger van with plenty of stops on viewing platforms and trails. To reserve your spot or for more information, please visit www.pocosinarts.org/specialtopics/ or call 252-796-2787.