Through coupled classroom and field sessions Ryan will help you increase your ability to describe plants and connect to the natural world around you. Field sessions will be dynamic birding sessions in places with interesting trees.Register!
Online Class Details
- Class: March 6, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
- Class fee: $20 members / $30 non-members
- Note: Class recordings will be sent out automatically to everyone who registered post-class. Thank you!
Join us for the other classes and field trips in the Botany for Birders Series:
Please register separately for each class or field trip.
Botany for Birders: Conifers with Ryan Gilpin
- April 18, 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Botany for Birders: Rose City Flowers with Ryan Gilpin
- May 15, 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
March 9, 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Meet the Instructor
Ryan has worked primarily as a consulting arborist for the past 12 years (Nidus Consulting), but consistently finds ways to merge arboriculture, ecology and conservation. Ryan is a founding member and chair of Tree Care for Birds where he has written Best Management Practices and has trained hundreds of arborists in minimizing impacts to nesting birds during their work. In order to train arborists about birds, Ryan started going on walks and taking classes with Golden Gate Bird Alliance. It got out of hand and Ryan now spends much of his free time lugging a scope around the great places that Portland has to offer. Ryan lives in St. Johns and is particularly connected to the Columbia Slough Watershed leading monthly, casual bird and tree walks in some of Portland's best (and probably weirdest, most industrial adjacent) habitats.