Nature program with the Bird Diva

GRAFTON, Vt. – Do you smile at the first sounds of the winged harbingers of spring like the red-winged blackbird?  Does the evening song of the hermit thrush stop you in your tracks?

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Brigit Butler is the Bird Diva. Photo by Jack Rowell. Provided.

Join us for a spring tune-up just in time for bird migration season when The Nature Museum teams up with naturalist Bridget Butler, aka the “Bird Diva.” Butler will present “Bird is a Verb” on Thursday, April 27, at 7 p.m. at NewsBank Conference Center, 352 Main Street in Chester, Vt. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.

This lively program is full of bird songs and useful tips and will have you tuned into the bird world around you like never before. Butler will share tips and tricks for bird identification, talk about equipment and resources, teach participants about birding by ear, and describe natural communities for different varieties of birds.

A naturalist for over 20 years, Butler enjoys playing matchmaker for Vermont’s wildscape and the people who call Vermont home. She is the former Conservation Education Specialist at ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center in Burlington. She also appears weekly on WPTZ News Channel 5 to discuss natural history and environmental topics. She can be heard also on VPR’s biannual Bird Show.

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Young eagle. Stock photo.

This event is recommended for adults and children over 10. Early-bird tickets are available online until two days before the event. After this, tickets will be available at the door until sold out. To register or for more information, please go to:

The Nature Museum is a regional resource for nature, science and environmental education in Southern Vermont. For more information, please visit, or The Nature Museum is located at 186 Townshend Road in Grafton, Vt., 802-843-2111.


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