Birding, Poetry and Power

Sun Apr 07 2024 at 10:00 am to 11:30 am

Lincoln Road Playground | Brooklyn

Field Meridians
Publisher/HostField Meridians
Birding, Poetry and Power
A monthly bird walk to learn more about what birding can teach us about community
About this Event

Nature is for the birds! In this community bird walk, participants will become familiar with our local "backyard birds" and migratory birds and be able to identify them with sight and sound. This walking workshop will allow us to discuss community and bird behavior across themes of migration, symbolism, and more.

Each walk will end with a moment of reflection and journaling in response to a writing prompt provided by the artist.

April Prompt:

Spring bird migration is an exciting time for birders! This is a time marked by birds coming up from tropical areas such as Mexico, Central and South America, and the Caribbean. In Brooklyn, residents often come from or have lineages from these very same areas. Consider the ways that human and bird migration intertwines and how it is then reflected in our communities.

What’s Included:

  • 3 pairs of share binoculars

What to Bring:

  • Binoculars (optional)
  • Download Merlin Bird ID app to help identify birds by sound and sight (optional)
  • Download eBird to keep track of the birds you see (optional)

Requirements: This is a 1.5-hour, moving, workshop.

Disclaimer: Rain or shine. If weather is inclement, we will email participants 2 hours before the start of the event. Wheelchair accessible. Bathroom accessible.

About Indigo Goodson-Fields

Indigo Goodson-Fields is a poet, writer and birder based in Brooklyn. She served as a New York Birding Consultant on the exhibition committee at Brooklyn Botanic Gardens. Indigo is featured on an episode of Always Be Birdin’ and The Brian Lehrer Show.

About Field Meridians Nature School

FM Nature School is a project to co-create an arts-based urban ecology curriculum that reflects our neighborhood in Brooklyn—aiming to generate tools for resilience.

Field Meridians is an artist collective committed to strengthening local food ecologies. Through site-specific programming, publishing, and radio broadcast, Field Meridians engages the Crown Heights community to lay the foundations for food sovereignty in the heart of Brooklyn. Field Meridians is an extension of MOLD magazine, the critically acclaimed online and print magazine about design and the future of food.


Event Venue & Nearby Stays

Lincoln Road Playground, Lincoln Road, Brooklyn, United States


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