Experiencing Adkins Habitats
Saturday, October 19, 2013 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Description: Using David Haskell's book The Forest Unseen as a guide, this workshop led by Master Naturalists Wendy Jacobs, Anna Harding, Cindy Beemiller, and Carol Jelich will help participants develop the practice of sitting quietly alone in natural habitats to observe and document the sitter's subjective and objective experience, and to share those observations with others. Reading The Forest Unseen is recommended but is not required to take the class.
Participants will be encouraged to develop a naturalist's eye for observing flora and fauna in their habitat, and to express their experiences for mutual enjoyment and enrichment with the group and with readers of the Arboretum blog. They will be invited to help keep the Arboretum community abreast of trends in nature, sightings of flora or fauna that might be surprising, and even tracking phenomena of interest. Participants should bring a small lightweight folding stool or large bucket to sit on; a camera and binoculars are recommended. Paper and pens will be provided, but participants may prefer to write in their own notebooks or journals.
This program is free for members and free with admission for non-members. Advance registration is requested.
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