We are pleased to announce the latest offering of the Friends of the Goldfarb Center Seminar Series. Retired Colby Research Scientist/adjunct professor and avid birder Bets Brown will provide an introduction to birds and bird-watching during this six-week seminar. With the coming of spring, this timely course will coincide with the arrival of many migrants. During class sessions you will discuss bird identification and classification, tools of the trade for observing birds, and helpful guides for bird identification. Because bird songs and calls are helpful for identifications in the field, one session will be devoted to listening to birds. In addition to identification of birds, aspects of bird behavior, foraging, and reproduction will also be covered.

Classes will take place on Wednesdays from 4 pm to 5 pm, beginning on April 13 and ending on May 18. One of the class days will involve a field trip in the Colby Arboretum. The class will meet in the Diamond Building Room 241. Space in this seminar is limited. To reserve a space, please respond via e-mail to aelliott@colby.edu or call 859-5313.