Song of the Forest: Understanding Bird Language

Song of the Forest: Understanding Bird Language

Song of the Forest: Understanding Bird Language

Bird language, a universal communication pattern found in nature, is the focus of a one-day workshop presented by Mass Audubon’s Berkshire Sanctuaries and Flying Deer Nature Center. ‘Song of the Forest: Understanding Bird Language,’ is set for Sunday, May 1, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, 472 West Mountain Road, Lenox, Mass. All are welcome, including birders, naturalists, educators, conservationists and outdoor enthusiasts. The interactive, experiential workshop is designed for adults and interested teens. A separate bird language program for children ages six to 12 will be offered at the same time. Through storytelling, lecture, slideshows, outdoor activities and field exercises, participants will learn about bird language theory, and then put these ideas into practice during an observation and mapping activity. The kids’ group will learn, practice and explore bird language on their own, then join the larger group at the end of the day.

Mass Audubon’s mission is to protect the nature of Massachusetts for people and for wildlife, through conservation, education and advocacy. Flying Deer Nature Center, located in New Lebanon, N.Y., is a wilderness school dedicated to mentoring children, youth, adults and families in deep connection to nature, self and others.

Tuition for the workshop is $50 for adults and teens; $40 for children. For information and to register, visitmassaudubon.org/pleasantvalley or call 413-637-0320. Participants should bring their own lunch, reusable mug and wear warm layers.

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