Exploring Minnesota's Avifauna with the Backyard Phenology Project
08:00 on May 14th ~ Meeting outside the Saint Paul Gymnasium
Meant for beginners to birding, this tour will be an introduction to finding and identifying the surprising diversity of species around us. We'll visit and explore the Native American Medicine Garden, and then make our way along the greenway that starts with Grove Park (on the other side of Cleveland). We'll be focusing not only on how to notice & name the species around us, but also on how the avifauna around us changes with the seasons.
If interested, sign up here!Urban Birding: The Surprising Diversity of Urban Birds
Date, Time, and Location to be announced
Birds--and indeed a great many species--are all around us even in urban settings.
It's important to know these species: our relationship with the biodiversity around the places we live, as opposed to the biodiversity in far-away preserves, is where we have the most agency to improve. Learning these species, their life histories, and their ecological preferences is an important first step toward building a better coexistence with the species around us. Join me as we explore some of the surprising urban diversity in the Twin Cities.
If this sounds intriguing, sign up here!