‘Overwintering Birds with Bernard Forsythe’


Saturday, November 16, 2013
10:00 am - 12:00 pm


The Christmas Bird Count is fast approaching as is the winter season, so with this in mind, this month we will take a closer look at our feathered neighbours as they emerge from their summer lodgings in the forest. Which birds will be remaining with us as the snows blow & icicles form on the branches? What will they find to eat? How do these birds stay safe & warm?

We will be joined by Bernard Forsythe of Wolfville to examine about a dozen species that have truly adapted to this Canadian climate. We will then be prepared for our walk next month during the Bird Count.

Mr. Forsythe is an expert in owls, & the nesting habit of birds. He has just won the the ‘Canadian Wildlife Federation’s Stan Hodgkiss Outdoorsperson of the Year Award’ last spring. Check out the article in the Advertiser…  Local conservationist wins national award

Please bring in your nature journals to show us what has been interesting to you!
There is space for 20 kids, so be sure to email me to register!

where: Meet in the basement classroom at the KCIC (KC Irving Centre at Acadia). We will
then, after some discussion, head outdoors behind the environmental centre.
when: November 16th, 10am
what to bring: Weather appropriate attire & some Water.

FYI: check out the Berwick’s chapter event ‘Bird Migration and Bat Hibernation – getting ready for winter‘, November 23rd at the KCIC.
Featured image:
Realism Watercolour Paintings by Karen Morrison of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
African American Portraits Paintings, Sea Birds, Sanderlings, Sandpipers, Pelicans, Piping Plovers


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