AUDUBON SOCIETY OF GREATER CLEVELAND: WHAT BIRDS TAUGHT ME


NOVEMBER AUDUBON SOCIETY OF GREATER CLEVELAND PROGRAM AT CLEVELAND MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY

Wednesday   November 9, 2011 – 7:00 P.M.     What Birds Taught Me and How to be a Better Birder/Observer   Jen Brumfield  Cleveland Metroparks & Local Patch Birding Tours     Rare Book Room, Cleveland Museum of Natural History

 Birds have captured Jen’s soul since age two, when she began to eagerly ingest every field guide to birds she could lay hand on, and spent an insatiable amount of time in the field. Awe, respect and fascination for birds and birding, and the natural world, led Jen to travel widely at a young age, attending birding camps, field institutes, and working for the Smithsonian Institute doing breeding bird surveys.

Over the years she has emerged as a nationally recognized birder. In her program she will recount her experiences in birding and relate how that has shaped her life and career. This illustrated talk should prove to be deep, light-hearted, funny, observant, and poetic all wrapped in one.

Jen Brumfield is a Naturalist/Artist for Cleveland Metroparks, nationally recognized bird illustrator, author of multiple natural history field guides, birding tour guide for Tropical Birding and rep with Nikon’s Birding Optics Prostaff team. Through her Local Patch Birding Tours Co., she run dozens of specialized birding tours and field trips throughout Northeast Ohio each year.

Jen eagerly combines her passions for extreme birding, field studies, outdoor education and detailed scientific illustration into a truly “wild” career. Her illustration work, specifically featuring birds, can be found in a number of publications, including the ABA’s Birding magazine and on many birding organization and conference logos and merchandise (World Series of Birding 2009 & 2010, Rio Grande Valley Birding Festival 2010, The Biggest Week in American Birding 2010 & 2011).

Since 2005, she has written and illustrated six field guides to the flora and fauna of Cleveland Metroparks. Beyond birds, you can find more than 100 of her odonate illustrations in the second edition of The Dragonflies and Damselflies of Northeast Ohio. She is currently illustrating a field guide to Eastern warblers for Eagle Optics.

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