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Bird Language Club with Devin Franklin

For ages 13 and up.

Saturday, December 9, 8:00–10:00 am in New Lebanon, NY.

Beginning in 2018, Bird Language Club meets from 10:00 am–12:00 pm at our East Chatham location.

February 10
March 10
April 14
May 12
June 9
More 2018 dates to be announced.

Tuition: 
Suggested donation: $20 (no one will be turned away for lack of funds)
Flying Deer: Bird Language Club
Devin Franklin, Programs Director

Find Your Lost “Sneakers”!

Do you have access to a backyard with a handful of bushes, a nearby park with a few trees, or a vacant lot with some scattered wildflowers? If so, then it’s time to get to work—you have some lost sneakers to find! We’re talking about the wild, sneaking creatures who creep in plain sight, yet often go undetected by you and your neighbors.

Red fox, long-tail weasel, screech owl, Cooper’s hawk… How often do you witness these masters of stealth? Yet they are likely there, often right under your nose. Bird Language is a key to unlocking the mysterious lives of these and other wild neighbors.

Bird Language Club meets monthly to practice the art and science of listening to and interpreting the language of the birds. It’s a mind-blowing journey into a deeper awareness of our natural surroundings and our place in nature as human beings. In lush, bird-filled gardens, fields, streams, and forests, we:

  • Learn Bird Language basics (5 Voices of the Birds, Baseline Behavior, Shapes of Alarm and more)
  • Nurture stillness within ourselves as we quietly observe bird and wildlife activity around us
  • Engage in lively group sharing of our personal nature observations
  • Understand the Bird Language patterns and trends present in what we saw
  • Take a stroll together to point out examples of Bird Language in action on the landscape.

This program is supported by donations. E-mail Devin Franklin or call 518-669-3108 for more information.