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Arts & Movie Night! "The Big Year" (popcorn included)

  • Harris Center for Conservation Education 342-362 Kings Hwy Hancock, NH, 03449 United States (map)

Some ancient Roman knew this bird pretty well, to draw it without ever having owned a pair of binoculars!

Movie stars and binoculars...what's not to like? (Did you know Steve Martin's an avid birder in real life?)

Think Roger Tory Peterson had a patent on drawing birds? Anyone can do it! (Check out the wall-paintings from Pompeii, a couple thousand years back, and you'll see, those artists knew birds as well as anyone.) Naturalists have been drawing birds through the ages, and now it's your turn. Being a good artist starts with being a good observer! Harriers' Coordinator Cynthia Nichols will give us an introduction to sketching in our nature journals, and we'll use the stunning bird mounts available at the Harris Center as our first models. All art materials provided.

And afterwards... stay for a showing of The Big Year – quickly becoming the birder's cult classic. Three odd ducks each get caught up trying to see as many birds as possible in one year – based, believe it or not, on a true story. Popcorn and lemonade will be provided!

This event will be held at the Harris Center for Conservation Education, in Hancock, starting at 5:00 p.m. Come one, come all!

Later Event: September 6
Paddle Powder Mill Pond!