Note: Butler will also give a field workshop the following morning, Saturday, June 9th, on Slow Birding. View more details >
For some, birding is an adventure to seek out and document as many bird species as possible. We chase, we check-off our lists, and we move on to to the next exciting sighting. Bird Diva, Bridget Butler, will introduce another birding approach that will help us slow down and develop a deeper connection to birds. Starting with the usual suspects in your backyard, Bridget will share how to read bird body language, how to listen beyond just birdsong, and how to discover our own sit-spot to achieve a more intimate look at the natural world.
Based on the work by Donald & Lilian Stokes who published a set of books called Bird Behavior and the teachings of John Young and Dan Gardoqui who wrote What the Robin Knows, slow birding came together as a way to enjoy birds wherever you're at, rather than chase-and-identify birding.
Join us for this special presentation and Q and A with Bridget Butler. The next day field session will have participants discovering a sit spot and learning how to spot map and take field notes. Seperate registration for the field session is required.
Cost: $7 in advanced online, $10 at the door; doors open at 6:30pm. Light refreshments from the Grafton Village Bakery will be served.
Ages: Adults, Teens
Note: Butler will lead a slow birding workshop the next morning on Saturday, June 9th. View more details >
About Bridget Butler
Bridget has been a naturalist for more than 20 years, playing matchmaker for our wildscape here in Vermont and the people who call this place home. Her mission is to tap into each person's innate passion for nature through exploration and deep listening. Butler is heard on VPR's biannual Bird Show on Vermont Edition. She is the former Conservation Education Specialist at ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center in Burlington. She also appears weekly on WPTZ NewsChannel 5 to discuss natural history and environmental topics.