Birds along the Riverfront – learning and watercolor painting

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Birds along the Riverfront – learning and watercolor painting

February 20 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am

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Alternate date in case of bad weather – Sat February 26, 2022 9:30am – 11:30am

This art and nature walk will focus on birds in Lardner’s Point Park. In the winter, we can see sparrows, gulls, and ducks and possibly Great Cormorants or the resident Peregrine Falcons that nest on the Tacony-Palmyra Bridge. We will learn about their characteristics, migration patterns, and role in supporting a healthy ecosystem. Participants will then be invited to make an expressive watercolor painting capturing the color, pattern, and movement of local birds.

We will meet at the entrance to the park off Levick Street. There is limited parking on-site and along the surrounding roads so please share a ride if you can. Please dress according to the expected weather. There is currently construction at the park entrance and it may appear that the road is blocked, however the park is still open. Drive in past the construction signs and park. The park is along the Route 84 bus route.

This event is part of a joint program between the Mural Arts Tacony LAB Community Art Center and Riverfront North Partnership, co-facilitated by artist-in-residence Rebecca Schultz and BirdPhilly guide Holger Pflicke. Through environmental education and hands-on arts activities, participants will gain a greater understanding of the riverfront ecosystems along the Delaware River. All participants are invited to contribute to the culminating artwork by attending follow-up workshops at TaconyLAB. Participants of all ages are welcomed and encouraged!

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Lardner’s Point Park
5202 Levick Street
Philadelphia, PA 19135 United States
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