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Wimberley Birding Society

Wimberly Community Center 14068 Ranch Rd 12, Wimberly

NEXT QUARTERLY MEETING MAY 20, 2024 10:00 – 11:00 AM WIMBERLEY COMMUNITY CENTER Guest speaker: Jennifer Bristol, Author of PARKING LOT BIRDING, CEMETERY BIRDING and more

Travis Audubon- Speakers Seriers

Travis Audubon Austin

About the Presentation (by Jennifer Bristol): While conducting research about the connection between nature and people, I kept hearing the same remarks “nature is a faraway place” or “I never know what to do when I get to a park.” I wanted to change that mindset and offer people opportunities to have rich experiences in nature that were welcoming, meaningful and easy. Birding is an experience that gives people a purpose to be in the outdoors and as it turns out is beneficial to our mental and physical health. So, I decided to write a series of books to help people discover the wonders of birding and reconnect with the local outdoor spaces. Parking Lot Birding focuses on parks, nature centers and other local birding spots, while Cemetery Birdingfocuses on – well – cemeteries. While doing the research for both books, I traveled to over 430 parks, nature centers, wastewater settling ponds, sanctuaries, highway rest stops, historic sites, and cemeteries to find the perfect combination of habitat, interesting places, and accessible, easy spaces to immerse in nature. Join me for a chat about what I discovered along the way as I endeavored to dispel the myth that nature is some faraway place.

Cemetery Birding and Beyond- TOS

Valley Nature Center Weslaco

Presenter at the TOS annual meeting in Weslaco, TX. While cemeteries offer accessible places to bird watch, Bristol highlights the need to tread carefully and ethically when exploring these sacred […]