Birding Wednesday: The Workshop
Birds are returning from their wintering grounds! Where have they come from? Where are they going? What’s going on?
These birds are returning HOME! Millions will return; often to the same patch of trees where they hatched last year. We should welcome them back with a big party. If not a party, we should at least honor them by taking the time to get to know where they are and what they are doing. Learning about our neighbors is one of the first things we should do when building a community.
This full day is a complement to the drop-in days scheduled before and after (May 1, 8, 22, & 29). We will dedicate time on this day to deeply explore habitats, tools, and techniques that make for the BEST BIRDING. It isn’t necessary to join the drop-in days, but it’ll make for a more powerful community and overall experience.
We will explore the best bird areas around Grand Marias including the shoreline and a little bit up the Gunflint Trail. To maximize flexibility in the field, students will need to drive themselves or carpool to a variety of locations. All levels welcome. Lunches are not included. We will move around, but will focus on places with the simplest accessibility. Student age to 16+ are welcome to register. Youth ages 12 and up may attend if accompanied by an adult.
- Field notebook
- Your favorite birding field guide (available for purchase @ North House School Store)
- Layered, warm, light colored clothing (sweatshirts, jackets, long pants)
- Lightweight gloves
- Rain Gear
- Sturdy footwear for hiking (trails may be wet from dew and rain)
- Insect repellant, and/or insect head net
- Sunglasses for bright outdoor sun
- Water bottles
- Lunch and Snacks
- Small backpack to hold the above