Friday, May 3 at 7pm
“Bird Language” lecture, with Connor Stedman
Additional field workshops Saturday May 4 (full) and Sunday, May 5
At Whallonsburg Grange Hall
Attend, learn, and then perhaps the next birdsong you hear will have meaning!
Do you know what that bird is saying? Bird language is the communication network of the forest, long understood by trackers from around the world. It offers a unique window into ecology, animal behavior, and the relationship between people and nature. This evening’s presentation will introduce the core patterns of bird language through images, sound, and storytelling. (Whallonsburg Grange Hall)
On Saturday, May 4, and Sunday, May 5, there will be a followup field workshop, “Observing and Interpreting Bird Language.” However you don’t have to attend the lecture to attend the workshop.
Participants will build familiarity with local bird species; learn the “5 voices” of bird language and how to interpret them; practice field observation and movement skills; develop recognition of common bird language “signatures”; and leave with steps for further learning. (Northeast Wilderness Trust)
Cost is $45. Must pre-register. The group will meet in the Essex, NY area (exact location will be provided upon registration).
Unfortunately the Saturday workshop is full. However, the Sunday, May 5th (9am-4pm) workshop is still accepting attendees! Contact Elizabeth Lee at firstname.lastname@example.org for registration information.
About Conner Stedman
Connor Stedman inhabits western New England as a field naturalist, wilderness educator, and ecological designer. He has been mentoring students of all ages in nature awareness since 2004, and leads courses in natural history, bird language, wilderness skills, and agroforestry throughout the northeast US.
Connor co-organized the 2012 Carbon Farming Course, writes about land use and tending the wild at his Renewing the Commons blog, and is completing an M.S. in Ecological Planning at the University of Vermont. His goal as an instructor is to deepen knowledge of place and support students to become connected, empowered stewards of the earth. (Whallonsburg Grange Hall)
Contact Whallonsburg Grange
For more information you can call 518-962-4386 or e-mail email@example.com. If you’ve never been before, then follow these directions to the Grange.
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