Newton Conservators events at Cold Spring Park on Oct 14, 20 and 21.

FALL BIRD WALK AT COLD SPRING PARK Fall is an excellent time to look for birds. Starting at 8:00 am on Sunday, October 14Newton Conservators will explore the various habitats at Cold Spring Park. Beginners, as well as experienced birders are welcome. Boots are recommended and bring binoculars if you have them. Park at the Beacon Street parking lot and meet at the circle.  If in doubt about the weather, please call trip Leader: Pete Gilmore (617-610-2477)

Saturday, Oct. 20 at 9:00 am COLD SPRING PARK BIRD PHOTOGRAPHY WALK WITH BROOKS MATHEWSON Birds make outstanding photographic subjects. Each species presents both unique challenges as well as enormous opportunities to create inspirational, visually compelling work. In this walk Brooks will discuss the basics of bird photography and the elements involved in creating an exceptional avian image. Topics covered include choosing the right lens, understanding light, creating sharp, properly exposed images, important compositional techniques, where and when to fnd diferent species of birds in Newton and beyond, and creating ecologically meaningful images. Park at the Beacon Street parking lot and meet at the circle. Beginners as well as experienced birders and photographers of all levels are welcome. Boots are recommended. If in doubt about the weather, please call. Trip Leader: Brooks Mathewson (617-851-3513)

Sunday, Oct. 21, 9:30 am – 12:00 noon Cold Spring Park Buckthorn Demonstration Project, We’re collaborating with horticulturalist Bruce Wenning and ecology professor Eric Olson to try to save the red maple forest, believed to be one of the oldest forested areas in Newton. The wetland forest is threatened by the takeover of invasive nonnative buckthorn as its understory. We will maintain the buckthorn-free demonstration areas to allow the forest to survive. Leaders are Bruce Wenning and Katherine Howard, 617-527-1796 (home) or 617-721-2571 (cell).

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