AE21 Birding Walk [May 4]

Tuesday May 4

8:30 AM  –  10:30 AM


Birding Walk

ONSITE*  Tuesday, May 4; 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.

Instructor: Michael Plauche

$25 Member | $35 Non-member

Limited to 10 participants


The Blue Ridge Mountains are a beautiful place to be in the spring and this walk has been designed to visit some of the best spots to enjoy early birding at the Arboretum. Bring your binoculars to explore the area’s avian bounty. Open to beginning and experienced birders alike. 


*Participants must adhere to all safety guidelines in the reminder email sent prior to class. Please add to your contacts to ensure our emails do not end up in your spam folder. Masks should be worn out of consideration for all class participants, regardless of vaccination status. We ask that participants try to keep a distance of at least 6' between others as much as possible.


Michael Plauche grew up in south Louisiana, spending his time exploring the bayous, swamps, marshes, beaches and forests. An abiding appreciation of all nature has continued throughout life. In the mid-2000’s, he found birding and became a dedicated and restless birder. Since then, and, with the tutelage and encouragement from many great people in the birding community he has become an accomplished birder and advocate for birds and nature.  In 2015 he moved to Brevard, NC, a small community in the mountains west of Asheville. Enamored with the vastness of the national and state forests that are immediately accessible, he spends time birding everyday and volunteers for bird projects at every opportunity. He compiles the Transylvania County Spring Bird Count, the Brevard Christmas Bird Count and regularly leads walks with the Transylvania County Bird Club. He is delighted to live in an area where he’ll be exploring for the rest of his life.


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