The Parrot Club will be showing "Bird Brain: Discover the Intelligence of Birds" for movie night.
This NOVA program shown on PBS talks about how birds have advanced thinking skills that we usually assume are unique to humans. Watch astonishing tests of avian aptitude: parrots that can plan for the future, jackdaws that can "read" human faces, and crows that can solve multi-step puzzles with tools like pebbles, sticks, and hooks. NOVA puts feathered Einsteins through their paces and reveals skills that even 3 or 4-year-old children have a hard time mastering, such as empathizing with each other or putting off one reward now to get a bigger one later. From this revolution in thinking about our feathered friends, the conclusion seems irresistible that bird brains see the world in ways that aren't so different from our own.
||Annual Picnic! Rain or shine! We do have a covered pavilion.
We request that everyone email or call Ron Clark to let him know who's coming and what you might plan to bring (snack, side, dessert, etc.) so he knows how many hot dogs and hamburgers to buy and what food to expect.
Ron's phone is 860-665-1372 and his email is email@example.com
Where: Wickham Park, Time: 11:00—4:00 (Grill open 12p.m.-2p.m.)
Williams Pavilion (follow directions on map given at entrance)
Who: The Parrot Club members and their immediate families (feathered and otherwise), guests, and members of the public - note ONLY Parrot Club members may bring birds
The Parrot Club will provide hotdogs, hamburgers, buns, soda, water, condiments,
plates, flatware and ice. Please bring sides, desserts, etc. to share.
If you want veggie burgers, please let Ron know.
Wickham Park has a $7 entry fee for admittance into the park on weekends.
We recommend harnesses for birds outside of carriers.
Also on site at Wickham Park:
Rhododendron Garden plus much more….