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2017 Courses

All classes will be at Jefferson Unitarian Church, 14350 W. 32nd Avenue, Golden 80401, from 6 to 8 p.m.  Field trips last half a day, starting early in the morning; locations will be announced during class.

Enrollment information, course descriptions, tips on binoculars, and answers to most of your questions appear in other sections of this website.

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Recommended that you sign up for classes a month in advance, to secure a place and to receive handouts at regular intervals before the first class.

Birding 130: Ducks and Winter Residents   2 classes, 3 field trips | $50

Classes: Thursdays, February 9, 16
Field trips: Saturdays, February 11, 18 and 25

Birding 101: Intro to Birds and Birding   3 classes, 3 field trips | $60

Classes: Thursdays, April 20, 27 and May 4
Field trips: Saturdays, April 22, 29 and May 6

Birding 301: Spring Songbirds   4 classes, 4 field trips | $80

Classes: Thursdays, May 18, 25; June 8, 15
Field trips: Saturdays, May 20, 27; June 10, 17

Open Space Trips

As a program naturalist for Lookout Mountain Nature Center (LMNC), l lead trips to various sites in Jefferson County Open Space Parks. In 2017, I will be offering one trip a month, each to a different location. While the emphasis will be on birds, we will also look for other creatures and discuss their places in nature. These trips are free and open to the public. Sign up by going to then scroll down to find the trip you want. Sign up is available a month in advance. All but three of my trips will be on the second Saturday of each month.  Exceptions: Fridays, Feb. 10 & June 9, and third Saturday, September 16.