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Song of the Forest: Understanding Bird Language

Saturday, August 12

9:00 am–2:00 pm

Pleasant Valley Sanctuary, 472 West Mountain Rd., Lenox, Mass.

Tuition: 
$50 for adults; $40 for separate kids' program
Flying Deer: Bird Language Club

Attuning to the language of the birds will enrich your life, help you find your center, and bring you closer to the world around you—both the natural environment and the humans you live and work with.

This powerful one-day workshop, co-hosted with Mass Audubon and facilitated by Flying Deer Nature Center instructors, introduces you to the science and art of interpreting Bird Language, increasing your mindful awareness, empathy, and sensitivity to your surroundings. Workshop leader Devin Franklin, Flying Deer's Programs Director, has more than two decades' experience studying and teaching naturalist skills.

Birds and animals share a common language, and the ancient skill of interpreting this language helped our ancestors survive in the wild. It's a skill we've forgotten as our society has become increasingly disconnected from nature. Come get "in tune" with the song of the forest as you learn and practice Bird Language theory through lecture, discussion, field exercises, and more.

Birders, naturalists, educators, conservationists, and nature-loving families will leave with a new way of seeing the world and our place in it. The kids' group will learn, practice, and explore bird language on their own, then join the larger group to share end-of-day observations. 

Bring your own lunch and a reusable mug, and wear warm layers. You'll receive additional instructions after registering.