New “It’s a Bird’s Life” talks starting soon

White-breasted Nuthatch on suet
White-breasted Nuthatch

Starting Wednesday, January 23, we’ll host the new six-week It’s a Bird’s Life series. Sponsored by a local Community Senior Center and the Birds of Vermont Museum, meet on six consecutive Wednesdays at 1:30 at the Birds of Vermont Museum, and learn more about specific Vermont birds—as well as two sessions connecting coffee and maple to birds!

Red-breasted Nuthatch, turning to look at photographer
Red-breasted Nuthatch, turning to look at photographer

January 23: Blue Jays (with Allison Gergely)
January 30: Nuthatches (with Allison Gergely)
February 6: Ruffed Grouse (with Allison Gergely)
February 13: Coffee and Bird Conservation (with Erin Talmage)
February 20: Common Goldeneye (with Allison Gergely)
February 27: Being Bird-Friendly in Vermont’s Maple Industry (with Steve Hagenbuch)
$5 per person per session. Come to one or all.

Series Notes:

It’s a Bird’s Life (with Allison Gergely)

Vermont’s birds catch our notice during breeding season – but they lead interesting lives through the whole year. Learn the physical characteristics, seasonal behaviors, and vocalizations with carvings, visuals, touchable props, and bird literature. Each session will focus on a different species. For those who attended last year’s sessions, there will be all new birds for 2019.

Birds and Special Habitats (with Erin Talmage and Steve Hagenbuch)

Birds and Coffee and Birds and Maple Syrup

Have you ever wondered how your consumer choices affect birds? In these two separate programs, you’ll learn about how your choice of coffee and of maple syrup can impact birds. Possible taste testing!

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