Looking for something to do with the whole family Saturday morning? Consider joining Tin Mountain Conservation Center Education Director, Lori Kinsey at 8 AM on Saturday, May 12th for a special Family Program “Family Beginning Birding”. This program is different from the Birding in the Bog nature program that meets earlier that day in that it is geared for the family and beginner birders. Participants will use a binocular, a scope, field guide, and will learn basic bird identification skills and will enjoy distinguishing among different bird songs. Along with the walk, Lori will have on hand some of Tin Mountain’s avian educational material including nests, feathers, eggs and more.

The Brownfield Bog is without question one of the top birding spots of interior New England. Maintained by the state, the Brownfield Bog Wildlife Management Area, comprises 5,700 acres of shallow wetlands that is bisected by the Saco River. A rich diversity of bird life migrates on its way north to rest or nest in this vast wetland.

Reservations are appreciated, however, if you are welcome if you decide to attend last minute. Meet at the Grant’s Store in Brownfield, Maine Family programs are $5 per program and are sponsored in part by the Gibson/Woodbury and Goldberg Charitable Foundations.

Tin Mountain Conservation Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit environmental education organization. Since 1979, the Center has offered hands-on programs in the schools, at summer camps, and within communities throughout northern New Hampshire and western Maine. For more information on this program or Tin Mountain contact 603-447-6991.