Jennifer Brumfield to Talk about Birding at MassMu Brown Bag Lunch

News Release:  Jennifer Brumfield to Talk about Birding at MassMu Brown Bag Lunch  

“Field Sketching with Birds: A Journey through the History of Bird Identification” will be the program for the Massillon Museum’s monthly Brown Bag Lunch on Tuesday, February 24, at 12:10 p.m. The program will conclude by 12:50 p.m. to accommodate those who wish to attend during the lunch hour.  

Presenter Jennifer Brumfield, of Akron, Ohio, is a naturalist and scientific illustrator for Cleveland Metroparks, a birding tour guide for Birding America, and a tropical birding and editorial advisor for the American Birding Association’s young birder newsletter, A Bird’s-Eye View. Her father’s love for natural science originally piqued her interest in wildlife. Today, she combines extreme birding, field studies, outdoor education, and detailed scientific illustration into a “wild” career. Brumfield's passion for birding has led her to travel throughout the United States, Belize, and Egypt.  She was a popular Brown Bag Lunch speaker in 2011.

Among numerous birdathons and bird counts, she participated on the American Birding Association's youth teams, in the Great Texas Birding Classic, and the World Series of Birding in New Jersey. She was awarded the ABA's “Young Birder of the Year” in 1998. 

Brumfield also studies butterflies, dragonflies, damselflies, and salamanders. She co-illustrated The Dragonflies and Damselflies of Northeast Ohio and the Kirtland Bird Club's book, Birds of the Cleveland Region.

Brumfield’s keen sense of observation works together with her attention to detail for scientific illustration.  Her artwork has been featured in more than two dozen publications and on trail markers, t-shirts, ads, and websites.  Since the age of eleven, she has sold her nature art on greeting cards, gift tags, and bookmarks.  In 2004 she formed Meadowhawk Art, Education, and Field Services. 

The February program is the second event of the Brown Bag Lunch’s twelfth season. Since its inception, the series has been sponsored by Bates Printing. Guests may bring carry-out or a sack lunch; purchase lunch from Anderson’s in the City—the lobby café; or simply enjoy a complimentary cookie and coffee provided by the Massillon Museum.    

The Brown Bag Lunch series usually features local history or an art or history topic related to the Museum or landmark events in the nation’s past. Programs are held on the fourth Tuesday of every month, January through October.  

The Massillon Museum is located at 121 Lincoln Way East (Ohio 172) in downtown Massillon. For more information, call the Museum at 330-833-4061 or

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