In the Company of Corvids: Ravens, Crows and Jays
|Program Series||Learning Center classes and retreats|
|When||Fri Jun 27, 2014 11:30 AM to Sun Jun 29, 2014 03:00 PM|
|Where||North Cascades Environmental Learning Center|
|Tuition Includes||hands-on instruction, 2 nights lodging and 7 meals|
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A murder and unkindness are more amicable than they might seem when you find out that a “murder” is a flock of crows and an “unkindness” a flock of ravens.
These intriguing birds, along with jays, magpies and nutcrackers, comprise the corvid family. The iridescence of their black-blue plumage glimmers with the mythology they embody for many cultures across the world.
Visit Skagit forests, Methow meadows and the passes in between in search of the birds in their various habitats. John Marzluff, University of Washington professor of wildlife biology and foster parent to Mariana crows, will be your guide, bringing to life concepts from his award-winning books including Gifts of the Crow and In the Company of Crows and Ravens.
Observe corvids’ habits and personalities firsthand and realize your part in the “cultural co-evolution” corvids and humans have long shared.