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Grafton museum is for the the birds

GRAFTON-As Vermont's meadows get in the way of new houses and other developments, so do their most beautiful visitors. Here's a chance to learn more about meadow birds and some techniques and equipment that can help make birding such a popular lifetime activity and travel focus.

The Nature Museum's environmental educator and avid birder Lynn Morgan will lead this last in a series for beginning birders on Saturday June 25, 7:30-9:30 a.m.

Participants should meet at the Nature Museum, 186 Townshend Rd. in Grafton, and call the museum to pre-register because the program is limited to 12 adults or members of families with older children.

Binoculars, courtesy of Ascutney Mountain Audubon Society, may be borrowed for the program, which will begin with a short, indoor introduction on how to use the equipment and then a brief activity to practice spotting birds before walking across the road into the lovely meadows owned by the Windham Foundation. The program is free to museum members; non-members $5, family maximum $20.

Participants should plan to wear waterproof shoes and bring binoculars and a bird book, if available. For more information or pre-registration, call the museum at 802-843-2111.

For information about other museum programs, please visit www.nature-museum.org.

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