Franklin County Visitors Bureau celebrates Bird Day on Thursday, May 4, with the Conococheague Audubon Society during a noontime Lunch & Learn at the Franklin County 11/30 Visitors Center.  Birds contribute in so many ways. They help maintain insect balance, spread seeds, scavenge, and even pollinate. They are amazing and as a species have been on Earth for 150 million years. Some scientists consider birds as the closest descendent of dinosaurs. The Bird Day Lunch & Learn begins at noon and is offered at no charge. Please register online here to secure your seat.

Conococheague Audubon Society will speak about birds of the area, the work of the local Audubon chapter, the ways birds work to keep the environment healthy, and how birds bring joy to people.

The Conococheague Audubon Society will display bird photos, share videos, give participants tips on attracting birds, and provide information on making a good bird habitat. Also featured is a Fred E. Boss carving of two brown thrashers, gifted to the Franklin County Visitors Bureau by F&M Trust in January 2023. Fred Boss, a resident of Franklin County, taught art for 31 years at the former Scotland School for Veteran’s Children and is remembered for his realistic bird carvings.

Franklin County is a good location to spot a variety of birds. Top birding spots include South Mountain, Michaux State Forestland, Caledonia State Park, Cowans Gap State Park, and the Greencastle Reservoir. The Franklin County Visitors Bureau offers several birding booklets, which can be viewed online at here.

For questions or to register by phone, please contact Franklin County Visitors Bureau at 717.552.2977 or 866.646.8060.