New River Hummingbird Festival
August 13, 2016, 8 a.m. - Noon
at Honeysuckle Hill Gardens
1177 Terry Ave, Oak Hill, WV 25901
Join internationally known hummingbird expert Dr. Bill Hilton Jr. for a morning of up-close, hands-on experience with Ruby-throated Hummingbirds. Hilton will capture, band, and release hummingbirds while explaining the secrets of their feeding, nesting, and migration behavior; he will talk about results of his ten years of work with ruby-throats in Central America and there will be plenty of time for questions and answers about hummers, including how to design a habitat to attract these tiny birds and other pollinators with native plants to your back yard or school grounds.
Preregistration admission is $10 per adult, $5 per child ages 15-18, free for ages 14 and under. Or $10 per person at the event.
Hummingbird feeders, t-shirts, and loads of plants will be available for purchase and donation at the event while supplies last.
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Honeysuckle Hill Gardens is located at 1177 Terry Ave, Oak Hill, WV 25901
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Who will be there? Dr. Bill Hilton Jr, master bander, hummingbird expert, and one of Discover magazines “50 Best Brains in Science;” Rachel Davis: local nature guide and coordinator of New River Birding & Nature and Fayette County Education Fund; Terri Johnson: Honeysuckle Hill Gardens Nursery, Greenhouse & Gift Shop in Oak Hill; and other NRBN Team members.
Portions of proceeds go to the 501C3 Fayette County Education Fund - to secure the future of Fayette County by providing relevant Leadership and Environmental Training to the community, with an emphasis on youth education. New River Hummingbird Festival was born in 2010 as an outreach program of the New River Birding & Nature Center - Sharing the secrets of science and nature in the New River watershed with West Virginians and their friends.
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Visit the Outdoor Classroom Wetlands Boardwalk and Woodland Trail of the New River Birding & Nature Center at Wolf Creek Park (Fayette County, WV, just off U.S. Interstate 19, between Oak Hill and Fayetteville).