They are small, active and everyone's favorite bird to watch in late July.
Join members of the Knoxville Chapter of the Tennessee Ornithological Society (KTOS: a local club that H.P. Ijams help establish in 1924) at the nature center for the second annual Hummingbird Festival, Sunday, July 29: 1 to 5 p.m.
There will be a hummingbird banding demonstration by licensed bander Mark Armstrong, talks by hummingbird experts Bob and Martha Sargent about the tiny birds' life history, and Chris Mahoney about favored backyard plants that hummers love.
Free admission to the vendor fair (arts, crafts, food, plants) and bargain barn (new or gently used bird and nature related items); $5 admission to the banding demonstration and indoor talks.
Children under six free. All proceeds go to KTOS and the Ijams education department.
Sponsored by KTOS, Wild Birds Unlimited and Ijams Nature Center.
To register call 577-4717, ext. 119.
- Stephen Lyn Bales, senior naturalist