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Slow Birding with Bird Diva Bridget Butler

  • Newsbank Conference Center 352 Main Street Chester, VT, 05143 United States (map)
  Red-winged black bird

Red-winged black bird

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!

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, and Tweens

 

About Bridget Butler

  Bridget Butler, Bird Diva  Photo by Jack Rowell

Bridget Butler, Bird Diva
Photo by Jack Rowell

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.