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Slow Birding: Reconnecting with Nature and Self

June 2, 8:00 am - 11:00 am

Free
Bird singing in tree in the spring

Join Bridget Butler, Bird Diva, for a Slow Birding field session.

We’re sorry but this event is full, and registration is CLOSED. Please check our calendar for other events. 

Slow Birding is a practice which builds a deeper observation of birds, while creating a deeper connection to your self and the place you live.

Come learn about a Sit Spot technique to both watch and listen to birds as a group. We’ll learn how to look with and without binoculars, map what we’re hearing and seeing, and take field notes that will improve not only our identification skills but also our awareness of what’s happening in the landscape.

Bridget Butler practicing the sit spot technique while Slow Birding.

Participants will learn techniques that they can apply while birding in the field or right outside their door with the birds in their backyard.

We encourage you to dress for the weather and for being still for a period of time, and to bring a notebook and a comfortable, portable chair or pad to sit on. We will walk some slightly hilly terrain at a slow nature lover’s pace, so please bring a water bottle and, if possible, binoculars. Bridget has a number of binoculars available for participants to borrow.

This experience is geared to adults (beginners are urged to join us) and is limited to 15 participants

We’ll meet at the intersection of Canyon Road and West Farm Road in Cambridge. See map here.

Learn more about Slow Birding at Bridget’s website at: www.birddiva.com/slow-birding

This event is co-sponsored by The Cambridge Conservation Commission.

Questions? Contact Shelly Weeks by email or at (802) 262-1201.

Details

Date:
June 2
Time:
8:00 am - 11:00 am
Cost:
Free
Event Category:
Website:
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Organizers

Vermont Land Trust
Cambridge Conservation Commission