Happy New Year! Inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., we would like to spend more time together in nature in 2024. From Dr. King’s 1964 Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech: “We have learned to fly the air like birds and swim the sea like fish, but we have not learned the simple art of living together as brothers.”
January 15th: Bird Art Open Studio is back! Join Local Nature Lab on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day to hang out and to sketch birds. We will exhibit specimens from our education collection (federal and state permitted activity) and provide basic drawing supplies. Please bring your favorite pencils/pens/paints. RSVP by email to receive complete details. Bring a mug—there will be coffee.
February 19th: Save the date for the following events and watch this space for registration information.
- Great Backyard Bird Count
- Winter Buds Scouting
February 29th: We are a partner in the 2024 Cherry Blossom Prediction Competition! Submit your predictions for peak cherry bloom in the park. We will share more information in a future newsletter.
- Your Bird Story podcast: New episode on January 11, 2024 is titledPigeon Gyotaku* with artist Molly Tenzer.
- Be a NYC urban bird explorer in 2024 (follow @localnaturelab on Instagram)