Our third and final week of Trailblazers camp for the season was an excellent conclusion to our best summer yet!

Our first day featured our usual introduction of both the Bethel Springs Elementary School Nature Trail and the Concord Elementary School Nature Trail. Our morning on the BSES Nature Trail started with a pretty ordinary bird walk until we stumbled upon a frenzy of activity on the baseball field. Upon closer inspection, we observed a large group of...


We had a super exciting start to the summer with our first Trailblazers Adventure Summer Camp of the season! This session marks the start of our 6th year of summer camp and our first camp of the 2018 season. With three sold-out weeks of camp, this summer is our biggest season of camp ever! It is only fitting that we started off our summer with an awesome first week!

Our first day was split between exploring our home bases here in Garnet Valley. Between...


Trailblazers Nature Club were both focused on aerial insectivores of the BSES Nature Trail! We started our sessions studying how to identify Tree Swallows and Barn Swallows. We also studied Eastern Bluebird since we have nest boxes for them on the property. Then, we ventured out to look for all of the above! Unfortunately, cold and windy conditions didn't make for the best observations of these species. In fact, we had light flurries during Tuesday's walk!...

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