Duck Hollow, Oct 27 | Outside My Window

Mallard (photo by Steve Gosser)

Waterfowl move south when the lakes freeze up north. Will migrating ducks be in Pittsburgh by late October, or will the weather to our north still be too warm? Let’s get outdoors to find out.

Join me on my last outing for 2019 at Duck Hollow by the Monongahela River.

When: Sunday 27 October 2019, 8:30a-10:30a

Where: Meet at the Duck Hollow parking lot at the end of Old Browns Hill Road.

We’ll look for waterfowl on the Monongahela River and walk the nearby Lower Nine Mile Run Trail at the south end of Frick Park.

Dress for the weather and wear comfortable walking shoes. Bring binoculars, field guides and a birding scope — if you have them.

Visit the Events page before you come in case of changes or cancellations.

Note: This outing is on the one year anniversary of the Tree of Life massacre. Last year in late October — one day after the massacre — we found it therapeutic to be outdoors after so much tragedy. Birds help.

(photo by Steve Gosser)