Outdoor Activity Icon | Goose Silouette

Migratory Bird Lecture and Field Sketching at Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary

Have you ever wondered where the birds who visit your yard travel from and why they travel?

Some hearty souls from the New England Chapter braved a chilly and breezy spring day to attend this educational lecture. Our presenter was Ian Ives from the Mass Audubon Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary, and he conducted a very informative lecture on migratory bird species, in addition to other species which would just be getting active this time of year. He rounded out his slide lecture with some hand on exhibits of different kinds of frog and salamander eggs which had been recently collected around the property at Long Pasture.

Into the woods!!! Field sketching and hiking

Previous to and following the lecture, several members hiked around Long Pasture and recorded several very interesting activities – including a red-tailed hawk hunting a snake, a belted kingfisher flitting around a kettle pond, a raft of turtles out soaking up the spring sunshine, and several other species of birds that were out foraging for food.