Class Description: Do the birds catch your eye just as much as the plants at Naples Botanical Garden? If so, sign up for a Bird Walk and Talk! Expert birder Bill Overton will lead you on a 1.5 hour bird walk through the Garden, followed by a 45 minute classroom session to discuss bird identification tips and avian ecology. Register for as many classes as desired! The following specifies the focus of each classroom session: November 23– Binoculars, scopes, tripods, and field guides. December 14th – Egrets and herons. January 18th – Ducks and pelicans. February 16th – Sandpipers and plovers. March 22nd – Gulls, terns, and raptors. April 12th – Recommended birding locations and course review.
Dates: Saturday, November 23rd, 2013; Saturday, December 14th, 2013; Saturday, January 18th, 2014; Sunday, February 16th, 2014; Saturday, March 22nd, 2014; Saturday, April 12th, 2014
Meeting Location: Outside Visitors Center
Class Size: 12 participants per class
Cost: $8 Garden Members/ $12 Non-members per class
Materials List: Participants should bring their own binoculars and bird field guides.
Friday, November 15th, 5:00pm (for class on Nov. 23rd);
Friday, December 6th, 5:00pm (for class on Dec. 14th);
Friday, January 10th, 5:00pm (for class on Jan. 18th);
Monday, February 10th, 5:00pm (for class on Feb. 16th);
Friday, March 14th, 5:00pm (for class on Mar. 22nd);
Friday, April 4th, 5:00pm (for class on Apr. 12th)
Instructor Bio: Bill Overton’s interest in birds began while growing up on Long Island, New York. He attended the State University of New York, where he studied Environmental Science and Forestry. Bill worked as a Conservation Biologist along the south shore of Long Island for nearly 40 years, during which time he led hundreds of bird walks. Bill continues to share his passion for birding in our subtropical location.