PEEC Holds Downtown Bird Walk July 2

Lesser Goldfinch. Photo by David Yeamans

PEEC News:

Sometimes in the hustle and bustle of running errands we forget to stop and notice the natural world that surrounds us.

To give local residents a chance to pause and appreciate the birds that live in and around town, David Yeamans will lead a brown bag dinner and birdwatching evening. Follow Yeamans from Ashley Pond Park to the Rose Garden behind Fuller Lodge before continuing on to the soccer field and heading back to Ashley Pond Park for dinner. At each site everyone will stop to observe what birds can be identified, and have a chance to ask Yeamans any questions they may have. This relaxed and informal walk is perfect for children, families and novice birdwatchers.

Participants in this program will meet at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, July 2 at Ashley Pond Park. It is free to attend, and no advance registration is required. Bring a picnic dinner, as well as binoculars, a field guide and a field notebook, if available.

For more information about this and other PEEC programs, visit, email or call 505.662.0460.