Bird Diva Bridget Butler will share the practice of Slow Birding and how you can awaken your innate birding skills and reconnect with nature. She’ll share a variety of techniques that will help you look at birds, listen to them and interpret their behavior that will not only build your skills as a naturalist, but will provide you with a practice that will allow you to slow down and reconnect with the natural world.
This field session will include a mini-workshop on skill building to improve your observational skills followed by a group sit-spot session and debrief. We’ll capture our observations during the sit and then regroup to map our experiences and share stories of what we observed. We’ll wrap up by discussing how the sit-spot practice can be used at home and how to continue creating a deeper connection with birds and place.
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 binoculars.
This event is free, and registration is required. Please visit the VLT website to register: https://www.vlt.org/event/slow-birding/
This experience is geared to adults (beginners are urged to join us) and is limited to 15 participants. Bridget has a number of binoculars available for participants to borrow.
We will meet at the intersection of Canyon Road and West Farm Road in Cambridge. See map here .