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Behind Birding: Mating, Nests and Eggs


Now - November 15, 2012

Class has been CANCELLED.

Thursday | 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.


  • ornithologist Scott Davies


Behind Birding
Birds are amazing creatures, not only because they look and sound beautiful, but because they behave in such varied and fascinating ways. In this new series instructed by ornithologist Scott Davies, we will study the biology behind many of these behaviors, giving you a new appreciation for the birds you see in the Garden, at home and in your travels.

Mating, Nests and Eggs
In order to breed, birds must be excellent weather forecasters, immaculate architects and snappy dressers—all while going through puberty every year. This class will explore the biology behind bird behavior—how they know the right time to breed, how to build intricate nests, perform elaborate mating rituals and invest resources in colorful plumage.

  • Class enrollment limit: 24

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