Join longtime Firefly Gathering instructor Luke Cannon on this exciting introduction to the amazing lives of birds! In this discussion-based class, Luke will share his knowledge about birds’ incredible adaptations and how to interpret their vocalizations and actions to learn more about the world around us. Through storytelling and deep peaks into their natural histories, Luke Cannon brings participants into a new depth of awareness, relationship and awe with the birds about us each day.
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This class will greatly widen your awareness of all that is happening in the natural world around you. Students will leave with a deeper understanding of the daily lives of birds, the current challenges facing many species, practices for advanced observation and some ways you can help in bird conservation.
This class will be held indoors or under a covered pavilion, on Sunday March 17, 2024 from 10 am – 2 pm near Asheville, NC. This class is created for everyone, from total beginners to advanced bird nerds. Minimum age is 13 with adult.
More than a botanist, Luke Cannon is a long time pursuer and teacher of our astounding natural world. Over the last two decades, Luke has instructed numerous wilderness awareness programs and led hundreds of classes, walks and workshops. An avid naturalist, he blends biological studies with ecology, animism, permaculture, survival skills, rural homesteading, and experiential education. He has taught for the North Carolina Arboretum, the Blue Ridge Audubon Society, Organic Growers School, the Finger Lakes Native Plant Society, the Asheville Mushroom Club, Wild Abundance, and the Appalachian School of Holistic Herbalism to name a few. In 2011 he founded Astounding Earth – dedicated to helping people deepen their relationships with the our living planet. Luke currently lives in the mountains of North Carolina studying, teaching and living Appalachian Ecology and Animism. He offers regular public walks and workshops to share his knowledge and love of local plants, birds, mammals, mushrooms and ecology. Find out more at: www.AstoundingEarth.com.
In order to make our workshops more accessible, we offer two price options for each class, with an additional Equity Discount for qualifying individuals. Please consider these options and select your price at checkout.
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*Please check your pricing options before you register for your first Perennial Workshop. The pricing options are the same for all events, so you only need to do it once!
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Having grown up in a multicultural family, Kimberly’s love for languages and traditional cultures is infused into everything she creates. After many years overseas, she now calls the Appalachian mountains her home and continues to keep the adventure alive by staying close to the wild. Kimberly is a singer songwriter, dancer, women’s circle facilitator, personal finance astrologer, bookkeeper, yoga teacher, and chef.