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November 17, 2022
All About Sparrows

ONLINE |  Thursday, November 17, 6 - 7 p.m.

Instructor: Clifton Avery

$35 Non-member Adult**

(**Arboretum Members receive a 10% discount on all classes.)

Course Capacity: 50

BRN Elective - Wildlife

Learn about the diversity of sparrow species found in Western North Carolina. November is a perfect time to be on the lookout for sparrows. White-crowned, White-throated, Swamp, and Savannah will have just recently arrived for the winter. Dark-eyed Junco plus Fox and Grasshopper Sparrows are occasionally seen, while others such as Song, Field, Chipping and Eastern Towhee are regularly found in our area year-round.


Clifton Avery was born and raised in the foothills of Western North Carolina. He has always had a passion for nature and the outdoors, but did not discover his love for birds until he saw a Painted Bunting off the coast of North Carolina on an early summer morning. Soon after this eye-opening experience, Clifton had the opportunity to participate in a National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) course in Brazil where he was overwhelmed by the beauty and diversity of the birds of the Amazon Rainforest. Following this experience, Clifton went to Appalachian State University where he majored in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology with a focus in Ornithology.


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  • This class will be taught online via Zoom. Make sure your Zoom app is up to date. 
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November 17, 2022

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