Birds in Folklore, Mythology, and Legends- Erik Bruhnke
December 3rd 6:00- 7:00 pm
From the tiniest of hummingbirds to the largest of eagles and cranes, birds have sparked our imaginations for thousands of years. With their ability to soar through the skies on a whim they delight our eyes and our senses. While some cultures view them as harbingers of death and sorrow, others view them as bringers of good omens and icons of joy, money, luck, and happiness. Visit us on Thursday, December 3 at 6 pm as Erik Bruhnke he takes us through cultures and religions worldwide to show Birds in Folklore, Mythology, and Legends.
Erik Bruhnke has has a love for birds since he was a child. He graduated from Northland College in Wisconsin with a Natural Resources degree in 2008. During his first fall seasons following college, Erik worked as an interpreter at Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory in Duluth, Minnesota and was a board member of the Duluth Audubon Society. He has counted migrating raptors at the Corpus Christi Hawk Watch in Texas. His avian field experience have taken him throughout Oregon, Washington, Montana, Idaho, North and South Dakota, Maine, Texas, and western Canada. Erik's wildlife photography has won national awards, and his writings have been featured in Birder's Guide via the American Birding Association, Bird Watching, and Birdwatcher's Digest.
The Nature Speaker Series takes place on Thursday evenings through April 2016 and is proudly sponsored by Thurmond Eye Associates . The program fee is $5 per person and no advance reservation is required. Quinta Mazatlan is located 600 Sunset in McAllen, one block south of La Plaza Mall on 10th Street. For more information contact Quinta Mazatlan at (956) 681-3370 or visit www.quintamazatlan.com