Birds of Spring: Anticipation and Appreciation
April 5, 2022 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am
An event every week that begins at 8:30 am on Tuesday, repeating until May 3, 2022
The seasonal shift of birds from wintering areas to summer breeding territories is well underway during the month of April. This 4-part mini-course taught by Seth Benz is offered as a sequential program combining classroom presentations with a field excursion each week. April, at our latitude, is a month of anticipation for returning birds. It is also a time of exodus for species that have spent their winter with us. By early May some bird species have begun nesting, others are establishing territories, and still others are migrating through our neighborhoods. We’ll immerse ourselves in the bird world for 3 hours each week using slides, videos, museum specimens, select readings and field observations. While each week is designed to build upon the previous week’s experience, course content will be accessible enough that each week alone will be a learning experience. Join the flock, get in on the joy of anticipating and appreciating Acadia’s bird life.