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About this event
Join Lakewood for this Sunday morning stroll at our popular Birding at Lakewood event, as we learn more about the birds that call Lakewood home. Birding expert Amy Simso Dean will take you on a stroll through the south end of Lakewood, near Roberts Bird Sanctuary, to learn more about the different species of birds that you can see while exploring our peaceful grounds.
This walk will be a slow pace on easy to moderate terrain, but we strongly encourage proper, close-toed footwear.
All levels of birding are welcome. We will have a brief lesson at the start of the event discussing the basics of birding and talking about local birds, after this you are welcome to explore the area more independently or follow along with our guide.
About Your Instructor
Amy Simso Dean has been birding for over 25 years. She is vice chair of Audubon Chapter of Minneapolis, founded MYBirdClub (an after school birdwatching club for kids) and co-founded Womxn’s Bird Club of MN. She works part time at The Raptor Center and is a citizen representative on the Minneapolis Tree Advisory Commission. As much as she loves birding, she really loves getting people excited about birds and birding.
What To Bring
- (optional) Binoculars – Your tour guide will have binoculars available but we encourage you to bring your own if you have them
- (optional) Water
- (optional) Sunscreen
Restrooms will not be available during this walk. Our Garden Mausoleum and Community Mausoleum will open at 10am and have restrooms available, but they are not nearby the event location.