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8794Beginning Birding workshop at Birdsong, Sat.March 29, 8:30-11:30 a.m.

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  • Fran Rutkovsky
    Mar 26, 2014


      Dear Friends,

      Please join us this Saturday at Birdsong for the following programs:


      Beginning Birding with Nancy Ann Thomas, 8:30 - 11:30am:  It is springtime, a wonderful time to learn all about birds.  Join us for an excellent introduction to the enjoyable activity of birdwatching.  Please see full program description below. Class space is limited to 8 people, so please contact us by noon on Friday to reserve your space.


           Join Nancy Ann Thomas for an introduction to the enjoyable activity of bird watching.  Meet at the Bird Window for some up-close bird viewing and Nancy will teach you how to adjust your binoculars and use a field guide.  She will then lead the group out in the field on a birding hike for some guided practice.  This class is ideal for adults and mature children.  You will get plenty of personal help to get started on what we are sure will be a life-long love of birding.

           RESERVATIONS, PLEASE.  Class space is limited to eight people.  Please call or email by Friday, March 28 at noon. Bring binoculars and dress for the weather. You are welcome to bring a picnic and stay for the day!

           $4 Friends, $8 nonmembers, children half-price.



      Birdsong History:  The Dickey Plantation Era, 10am to 2:30pm:  Learn all about Birdsong's rich history and visit nearby related historical sites with Betty Ashler.  Class space is limited to 15 people, so please contact us by noon on Friday to reserve a space.



           Birdsong Nature Center has had a long and rich history, featuring many interesting people and a legacy of excellent land use and care. Board member Betty Ashler, with assistance from Kathleen Scott, has examined and sorted the archival collections of papers found and saved by Betty and Ed Komarek, Birdsong’s founders.  Betty has actively reviewed all these papers, a huge undertaking. She has discovered many fascinating personal letters and other family writings, put together a detailed family tree, and created a power point presentation for this program. Selected Dickey letters and poems will be on display.  After the presentation we will show you some of the historic features of the house.

           After the tour we will take a short lunch break, and then head out to view Birdsong’s Dickey-era terraces and old schoolhouse well. We will then leave the property to visit an old private cemetery and a landmark church located within the former Duncanville District.  If you are interested in local history, or just interested in Birdsong, you will find this to be an intriguing and enlightening program. 

           RESERVATIONS, PLEASE.  Class space is limited to fifteen people.  Please call or email by Friday, March 28th, at noon.  Bring a picnic lunch and dress for being outside in the afternoon.

           $10 Friends, $14 nonmembers, children half-price.  Drinks and dessert included in the cost.


      Birdsong Nature Center




      Fran Rutkovsky
      Tallahassee, FL