Explorations in Natural Sciences
Orioles, Meadowlarks and Blackbirds
Now - May 4, 2013
Saturday | 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
- Tom Gaskill
This amazingly diverse group of birds ranges from brilliantly colored orioles to pure black blackbirds, and from beautifully melodious meadowlarks to harsh voiced grackles. Explore what unites this diverse group and its controversies. We will talk about which species are present in our region and learn the skills needed to overcome difficulties in identifying them. We will also explore their behavior and ecology, including their intriging feeding preferences. The class includes a walk around the Garden to observe their behavior and practice our new identification skills. Although not required, students are welcome to bring their own binoculars.
- Class enrollment limit: 24
Natural Sciences classes sponsored by Maricopa Audubon Society.