Very Birdy Craft Day
Monday, February 10, 2020, 3:00PM – 4:30PM
$5 per person
Looking to add some color into someone’s life? Come to Pickering Creek to make birdfeeders for overwintering species, create beautiful and unique bird crafts and make some homemade binoculars to help you gear up and get ready for the Great Backyard Bird Count. Recommended for ages 3-6, but all ages are welcome!
Great Backyard Bird Count
Saturday, February 15, 2020, 9:00AM – 12:00PM
Join us at Pickering Creek for the Great Backyard Bird Count on Saturday, February 15 with activities for adults and families from 9am-12pm. Work with experienced birders for a morning of bird watching and counting on a center-wide winter bird survey. Adult-only teams will cover most of our regular e-Bird monitoring routes that are covered on a monthly basis. A family-friendly bird walk is also scheduled, complete with a scavenger hunt for little ones. All visitors are invited to wrap up the morning’s activities with hot chocolate, coffee or tea at the Center office.
Birds & Brews: Flight of the Timberdoodle
Tuesday, March 10, 2020 , 7:30PM – 9:00PM
$10 per person
As winter breaks and spring begins to emerge, the timberdoodle start dancing. At dusk the male woodcock spirals into the sky, creating a trilling sound with its wings. Then he descends, fluttering, warbling and zigzagging back to the spot he began. This unusual mating ritual will take place in Pickering Creeks’ warm season grass meadows which provide ideal habitat for this annual late winter event. We’ll spend a portion of our time in our rustic classroom learning the basics about this unique upland shorebird before going out at dusk, with a local brew in hand, to listen to the sounds of the evening, including owls, frogs and ducks overhead before focusing in on hearing and seeing the woodcocks display.
Nature writing: Spring Sonnets & Vibrant Verses
Friday, March 19, 2020, 5:30PM – 7:00PM
$5 per person
Whether you’re a loquacious lyricist or a trepidatious transcendentalist, we all appreciate and express our love of nature in our own unique way. Join us as we explore Pickering Creek for poetic inspiration, visit the Gilbert Byron house and read selections of poems inspired by nature.
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