Nature Workshop: “Looking & Listening for Birds in the Woods” with Joanne Fortin


Location: Entrance sign to the Frank Stanley Beveridge Wildlife Sanctuary (across from the Recreation Field)

There’s no better time to get out in the field to enjoy birds than an early morning in May. It is the height of spring migration and birds are singing.  The natural world is coming alive and spring wildflowers are blossoming.  Come and enjoy a walk in the woods!  We will spend time identifying birds by sight and sound.  And we won’t be opposed to looking down to see what spring ephemerals are in bloom.  All skill levels are welcome.  Bring binoculars if you have them.

Joanne’s interest in nature and birding began when she was a child.  She spent summers camping with her family in a pine forest on a lake, an experience she remembers as heavenly. Her parents were avid birders and naturalists, and she considers herself a naturalist, too.   Joanne has been an active member of the Allen Bird Club of Springfield for over 10 years and she enjoys sharing her knowledge and enthusiasm with others.

In a collaborative effort between Stanley Park and the Greater Westfield Community, eight Nature Workshops will be conducted in the 229-acre Wildlife Sanctuary* at Stanley Park this season.  We hope you take advantage of these opportunities to enjoy nature’s beauty.

The walks and workshops are free and will meet at the main entrance sign to the Frank Stanley Beveridge Memorial Wildlife Sanctuary* located across from the recreation field unless otherwise noted.  Walks will cancel if there is heavy rain, unless otherwise noted. Wear hiking attire, sturdy boots/shoes, bring water, your field guides, binoculars and camera if you wish.

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