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Posted on: August 2, 2022

Birding Backpacks Land at Botetourt County Libraries!

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Ever want to catch a glimpse of a red shouldered hawk or learn more about the cardinal? Well, thanks to a generous donation from the Roanoke Valley Bird Club, our Botetourt County Libraries now have Birding Backpacks for checkout! 

The packs are chock full of birding materials, including the National Geographic Birds of Eastern North America field guide, Vortex Crossfire 8x42 binoculars with case, straps, and lens cleaning cloth, Sibley's Backyard Birds of the Mid-Atlantic laminated foldout, as well as information about getting started in birding, local birding hotspots, birding apps, and more! Each of our library branches has 2 backpacks available for checkout (1 per user). This is a great opportunity to get outside and enjoy our beautiful county all while learning more about our feathered friends. 

Our libraries also offer other fun, educational activity packs for checkout! Browse them all here or stop by one of our branches today!

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