June 21, 2019 @ 6:00PM — 9:00PM
Co-sponsored with the Cambridge Conservation Commission
Sponsored by VLT and the Cambridge Conservation Commission
Slow Birding is a practice which builds a deeper observation of birds while at the same time creating a deeper connection to your self and the place you live.
Participants will use a sit spot technique to both watch and listen to birds as a group. Learn about how to look both with and without binoculars, map what you're hearing and seeing, and take field notes which will improve not only your identification skills but your awareness of what's happening in the landscape.
Participants will learn techniques that they can apply while in the field birding or stepping right outside their door to the birds in their backyard.
Participants are encouraged to dress for the weather and for being still for a period of time, to bring a notebook, water and comfortable, portable chair or pad to sit on. Participants should be prepared for slightly hilly terrain at a slow nature lover’s pace and should bring a water bottle and binoculars.
This experience is geared to adults (beginners are urged to join us). Bridget has a few binoculars available for participants to borrow.