Guided Bird Watching Opportunities
9:30a Bird Walk at McConnell Springs
11a - 12p City Nature Challenge at McConnell Springs
12p Kids Walk at McConnell Springs
1:30p Bird Walk at McConnell Springs
2:30p Kids Walk at McConnell Springs
9:30a Citizen Science
Learn about some of the tools you can use, like eBird & iNaturalist, to help power new data-driven approaches to science, conservation and education. Led by Laurie Thomas UK Extension Forester, and Karen Michul of NABA - Central KY
11a Save the Songbirds
In less than a single lifetime, North America has lost more than one in four of its birds, according to a report in the world’s leading scientific journal. The good news is you can make a difference. Join Nic Patton from Wild Birds Unlimited to learn about 7 simple actions you can take to help save birds.
1p Those Amazing Hummingbirds
Environmental Educator and Nature Detective Bill Gordon will share some of his 50 years of study and teaching experience about Hummers in a light-hearted, amazing journey into the incredible world of the Hummingbird. Learning about Hummingbirds will help you open the door to understanding the natural world around us, our placement in it, and our responsibility to it.
2:30p Saving the Monarch Butterfly: How You Can Help
This presentation, geared toward non-science audiences, covers the fascinating natural history of monarchs and milkweeds, the spectacular monarch migration, reasons why monarch populations are endangered, and what gardeners can do to help restore this beloved native butterfly to sustainable status. The talk includes recommendations on the best milkweeds and garden design based on recent University of Kentucky research. Presented by Daniel Potter, Professor Emeritus of Entomology.
Other Featured Activities
9a - 4p Live Birds of Prey with Liberty Nature Center
9a - 4p Vendor Area:
Over a dozen Arts, Crafts, and Specialty vendors.
9a - 4p Kids Area:
Bird Beak Match-Up Game, Make a Bird Puppet, Make your own Bird Feeder, Make an Owl Mask, Bird Identity Match-Up Game, Learn About Flyways, Learn About Endangered Species, Make a Bird Collage. Many activities designed to fulfill requirements for scout achievements
11a - 1p Live Music with Custom Made Bluegrass
11a - ? Food available from Olmeda's Mexican Grill on Wheels
Lexington bird watching areas, hours of operation: Lexington Cemetery: Daily 8a – 5p
McConnell Springs: Daily dawn to dusk
UK Arboretum: Daily dawn to dusk
Raven Run: 9a – 5p, trails close at 4:30p
Jacobson Park: Daily dawn to dusk