Let's Go Birding Together Kickoff Talk & Tour ft. Susan Fox Rogers
Celebrate Pride Month & Five Years of Let's Go Birding Together!
Friday, June 02, 2023
6:00pm - 8:00pm Eastern Greenwich, CT, Connecticut
Greenwich Audubon Center
613 Riversville Rd, Greenwich, CT, 06831, CT
Celebrate Pride Month and Five Years of Let's Go Birding Together!
To celebrate Pride Month and Five Years of Let's Go Birding Together events, we are excited to announce a special kickoff evening event here at Greenwich Audubon Center. Join author and avid outdoorswoman Susan Fox Rogers as she reads from her new memoir, Learning the Birds, in which she shares the joys and challenges of becoming a birder mid-age. Learning the Birds chronicles Rogers’ adventures searching for birds, following her birding journey from New York State's Hudson Valley to the Everglades, the Southwest, and Alaska. Rogers will share images of remarkable birds she has found, tell us about how she has been inspired by the work of early women birders like Florence Merriam Bailey, and remind us of our connection to the wild creatures with which we share the land. Following the presentation, Rogers along with GAS Naturalist Ryan MacLean will lead the group in an evening bird tour outside to look and listen for birds at dusk! Bring binoculars if you own them.
Susan Fox Rogers is the author of Learning the Birds: A Mid-Life Adventure, and My Reach: A Hudson River Memoir, which explores the Hudson River from the perspective of her kayak. She is the editor of eleven anthologies, including Solo: On Her Own Adventure, and Antarctica: Life on the Ice. Her most recent collection, When Birds Are Near: Dispatches from Contemporary Writers, celebrates the birding life.
The arrival of June marks Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month, usually just shortened to Pride Month. Celebrations include pride parades, picnics, parties, and, in the case of Audubon, bird walks. Our Let's Go Birding Together series was founded and organized by Jason St. Sauver, Community Education director at Spring Creek Prairie Audubon Center in Denton, Nebraska. Other Audubon sites across the country have joined Jason in creating inclusive birding events.
Let's Go Birding Together walks are for everyone who loves birds and the outdoors. We welcome those who identify as LGBTQ, allies, families, and anyone who wants to enjoy an outdoor experience that is inclusive. Why do we do this? Because the outdoors has not always been a welcoming place for LGBTQ people and Audubon wants help change that. For more information click HERE.
The program is FREE but participants must register in advance through our online ticket sales page with additional contributions optional. There will be no ticket sales at the door the day of the program. Please be prepared to show proof of your ticket registration, either as a printed copy of your registration receipt or your registration confirmation email on your phone.
- Program Fee: Admission is FREE but donations are encouraged. Your contributions help support our conservation work, including advocating for the protection of birds and the habitats they depend on for survival.
- Recommended for ages 6 and up.
- Registration is required. Select HERE to Register.
- Please register for the quantity of ALL members in your party.
- We will meet you in our building's lobby to check in registrants.
- For questions, please contact Ryan MacLean at Ryan.MacLean@audubon.org or 203-930-1353.
Greenwich Audubon Center is a vibrant nature education center located at the main 285-acre Audubon sanctuary in Greenwich. We are a part of the Audubon Connecticut state office of the National Audubon Society and Atlantic Flyway, and steward a total of seven sanctuaries in the Greenwich area. Our mission is to protect birds and the places they need, today and tomorrow. Visitors are welcome to enjoy our miles of trails, nature programs, education resources, conservation-themed events, and nature store throughout the year.
We support a diverse and inclusive environment, and welcome individuals of all races, physical and mental abilities, sexual orientations, gender identities, ethnicities, and perspectives. We work with families to modify programs for accessibility where possible.
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