Jack Olszewski resizeWAYNESBORO—Weekly bird walks along the hiking trails at Renfrew Park in Waynesboro will begin Saturday, April 2, and continue each Saturday in April and May from 7:30 to 10 a.m. Sponsored by Renfrew Institute, the walks are free and open to everyone.

“Come along with us as we ‘SOAR’—Study Ornithology at Renfrew,” said naturalist Jack Olszewski, who is entering his eighth year of leading the walks.

Olszewski has enjoyed a life-long passion for birding, first inspired by watching shore birds during his childhood. As an adult, he worked for the Department of Environmental Protection, primarily rehabilitating wild birds, including eagles.

Olszewski has spotted and photographed many birds locally. “More than 60 species have been noted in Renfrew Park during the past several years,” he said.

In addition to the weekly walks in Renfrew Park, Olszewski will also lead off-site birding field trips to Gettysburg Battlefield in June.

Participants should meet in Renfrew’s lower parking lot off Welty Road, bring bird identification books and binoculars, and wear comfortable walking shoes or boots.

This program is underwritten in part by Marge Kiersz, Lucinda D. Potter, CPA, Smith Elliott Kearns & Company, and by Renfrew Institute’s Today’s Horizon Fund contributors: The Nora Roberts Foundation, APX Enclosures, Inc., and the Carolyn Terry Eddy Family: Carolyn, with daughters Connie Fleagle & Kim Larkin. Facility support is provided by Renfrew Museum and Park.

For more information, contact the institute at 717-762-0373 or visit www.renfrewinstitute.org.