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Bird Watching on the Siena Grounds and Eco-Spirituality

“Birds are indicators of the environment. If they are in trouble we know we'll soon be in trouble. ”

- Roger Tory Peterson

This morning of reflection—on and in nature—features bird-watching and reflections on eco-spirituality.

The month of May is an exciting time to watch birds.  Our local birds, dressed in their fine breeding plumage and actively singing, are joined by many migrants.  Join us as we seek these colorful warblers, vireos, orioles, tanagers, hummingbirds, and many more species right on the Siena grounds.  Bring binoculars if you have them and dress for the weather.  Extra binoculars will be available to use if you need them. 

During the reflection time, we will consider some aspects of Pope Francis’ letter “On Care for Our Common Home” that we share with all creatures on this planet Earth.  Our feathered friends, whether wild or domestic, are important reflections of God’s creativity  and loving care of all of creation. 

Saturday, May 4, 2019
8:00am-11:00am
Freewill offering accepted

 

 

Rick Fare has been a Birder for over 35 years.  A lifetime member of the Wisconsin Society for Ornithology and Bluebird Restoration Association of Wisconsin, Rick is the past president and current Education Chair for Hoy Audubon Society of Racine and Kenosha.  In 2016, he received the Bronze Passenger Pigeon Award from the Wisconsin Society for Ornithology for outstanding contributions in promoting the field of ornithology.

Janet Weyker, OP, learned to love nature from growing up on a farm in Belgium, Wisconsin.  Throughout her life as teacher, administrator, campus minister, pastoral associate, and most recently her work at the Racine Dominican Eco-Justice Center, nature has played an important part in her spirituality and ministry.

 

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