Local Backyard Birding Class with real feeders, bird baths & gardens
New Backyard Birding Classes in Kennesaw, GA
Where: Smith-Gilbert Botanical Garden & Bird Sanctuary 2382 Pine Mountain Road, Kennesaw, GA 770.422.3384
When: On the 1st and 3rd Friday of each month, from 10:00 a.m. till 12:00 p.m.
Cost: $15.00 (includes admission to gardens) $8.00 (garden members)
Instructor: Pat Pepper, M.Ed. and Audubon Society Member
Materials Used: Binoculars (please bring your own if you have them), Spotting Scope, North American Field Guides (Sibley, Stokes, Kaufman & Peterson), Bird Songs (audio from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology), and digital bird pictures.
Class Content: This class is designed for anyone who enjoys watching birds, but would like to learn more about these fascinating creatures: their names, habitats, and food preferences. Lear what flowers and trees you can plant to attract specific birds. The study will mainly be on those birds most common to Georgia yards. First seeing their pictures and then trying to spot them at the Garden’s feeders, bird baths and other water features. The class will conclude with a walk through the gardens looking for birds who don’t usually visit feeders because they’re fruit or insect eaters. At the conclusion of the walk, there will be a Q&A session for more inquisitive minds!