Yet Bernheim has always been a place for me to learn, both about nature itself, and how to help people see and appreciate it. Both Dick and I received our training as Certified Interpretive Guides from our mentor, Wren Smith, who works at Bernheim. This week I attended another training session on using social media as an interpretive tool. Paul Caputo, from the National Association of Interpretation, asked the question, "What is interpretation?" Since all of us were CIGs, we all should have known that answer easily, but silence filled the room. I always struggle with that term, yet no one has come up with a better term.
Friday, May 22, 2015
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Sunday, May 10, 2015
|Bobwhites at the Winery|
|Red-winged Blackbird female|
|Red-winged Blackbird male|
|Indigo Bunting male|
|Indigo Bunting female|
Friday, May 08, 2015
|Barred Owl through the leaves|
There were two amazing things this morning. First, we found a Barred Owl perched in a low tree about 10 a.m. Didn't hear him, but Del saw him swoop through the trees and land here. Cool!
|Carolina Chickadee hatchlings|
|Prairie Trillium - t. recurvatum|
Now that I'm trying to do eBird, I asked Del to send me the list for the mornings walk, and it totaled 55 species! Of course, I didn't actually see all of them myself, but I had the excitement of the quest. According to eBird, my life list is now 78 birds, although my spreadsheet for the last 8 years is almost 380. I think that's one reason why I was so slow to use eBird. It didn't allow me to put in my actual life list. Next Saturday Beckham Bird Club will have a booth at Bernheim Forest's Bloomfest, and I've got all sorts of ideas for a cool display to interest new people in birding. But I also have to help with the 25th Anniversary Open House at Raptor Rehab that day. Busy, busy, busy!
Monday, May 04, 2015
|Dawn's Early Light at Long Run Park|
|Baltimore Oriole - female|
Saturday, May 02, 2015
|Turtles basking on Floyd's Fork|