Becky lives on a beautiful 2.5 acre property in Blewitt Springs with her partner and two young daughters.
Having lived on the property for just over 5 years, Becky has developed a love of the birds who also call this little patch of paradise home. Over time, Becky has got to know these birds, spotting over 30 species, and collecting a fair bit of knowledge and enthusiasm about them along the way. Becky is often busy with her consultancy business and a highly connected community-minded person, and firmly believes that the birds, and the time that she allows herself to observe them, is a huge benefit to maintaining positive mental health.
Becky has long thought about sharing this little piece of mindful paradise with others (and in fact does through the on-property Airbnb, The Top Shed at Blewitt Springs) through some kind of bird sensing get together. "This tranquility and nature-haven is to good not to share! So many people would love this place!"
Enter Phil Barron, stage left!
Phil is a local environmental contractor and birding guide. He has been birding for a long time, with over 20 years of professional bird survey experience. Phil enjoys making birding fun, as well as scientifically useful for everyone!
Becky and Phil met earlier this year when Phil had been undertaking some work with the local Council, and Becky had been involved with them and the local NRM office in clearing woody weeds from the neighbouring lane to her property. As soon as Phil arrived on site and he commented on the wealth of bird life, they immediately clicked!
Join Becky and Phil for a couple of hours immersion in the great outdoors, listening and looking for the wealth of interesting bird life on Becky's property and adjoining lane.
Phil is particularly keen on encouraging the concept of bird-sensing, rather than simply watching. He will be sharing lots of tips and information about identifying birds through sound.
What to bring: Desire to slow down, sunscreen, hat. We will be walking around the property for two-hours so if you would like to sit in between strolling, feel free to bring a blanket or lightweight camping chair.
What to wear: Comfortable clothes, ideally closed toe shoes.
What to expect: Space to wander alone, and simply listen, followed by lots of insights from Becky and information from Phil.
You are welcome to bring a camera and/or binoculars but these are optional and might in fact be counterproductive to the mission of mindfulness!
Tea and coffee provided. Adults/mature kids only please. As this event is being held on a private residential property, the exact address will provided following registration.