Mt. Cuba Center Programs Spring - Summer 2019 S2019-Programs-JOOMLA - Page 35

The Language of Birds With Holly Merker Calling all birders! When a bird sings, it’s telling you what it is and where it is. Increase your chances of successfully sighting and identifying birds “by ear” using Holly’s intriguing strategies. Learn how, why, and when birds sing for up to 20 local species, and come away with a great foundation of skills for understanding and using bird language on your next birdwatching expedition. Dress for the weather, bring your binoculars, and wear practical shoes for walking over uneven paths. Class size is limited. Note: While this program focuses on techniques of birding, we cannot be certain of any sightings. That is the joy and spontaneity of nature, and of these explorations. Section B: Saturday, April 6 1 – 3 pm $30 Section C: Saturday, June 8 10 am – 12 pm $30 Hummingbirds: Dynamic Aviators With Hank Davis Ruby-throated hummingbirds are amazing creatures, traveling more than 3000 miles from their spring breeding grounds in eastern North America to wintering sites in Central America. Learn about their life cycle, migration patterns, and the plants that attract and sustain them. Then stroll through the garden to see potential food sources, nest materials, and former nesting spots for these dynamic aviators. Thursday, April 25 (Rain Date: Thursday, May 2) 5:30 – 7:30 pm $29 35