Saturday May 11th at McConnell Springs


Guided Bird Watching Opportunities
8a - 11a    Raven Run (Call Park to register 859-272-6105)
8a - 11a    Lexington Cemetery (Please park and meet near the Henry Clay statue. DO NOT park in the gatehouse spaces)*
9:30a        Bird Walk at McConnell Springs

10:30a      Lexington Cemetery (Please park and meet near the Henry Clay statue. DO NOT park in the gatehouse spaces)*
11a - 12p  Tree Walk at McConnell Springs w/ Urban Forest Initiative
12p - 1p    Kids Walk at McConnell Springs

1:30          Bird Walk at McConnell Springs
2:30p        Kids Walk at McConnell Springs


Talks
9:30a   Gardening for Birds
Join Nic Patton from Wild Birds Unlimited to learn about using native plants to attract birds to your yard.
11a      Christmas Bird Count Trends & Data
Led by James Wheat of the Kentucky Ornithological Society, learn about the Christmas Bird Count (CBC) in Kentucky, how the data is used and what it has revealed about bird populations.
1p        Intro to eBird w/ Nate Swick

Learn all about eBird with Nate Swick of the American Birding Association. Cornell's eBird is a highly useful tool for both birders and bird scientists. Become an informed citizen scientist and discover just how fun it can be to record your bird sightings.

2:30p   Beyond Bluebirds: Birdhouses to Build Backyard Biomes
Learn how to provide an ideal nest box for various bird species of Kentucky. Educator Hank Yacek talks about how a well-designed nest box can benefit the birds.



Other Featured Activities

9a-10a      Bird Banding w/ Kate Slankard of KDFWR

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 from Grits & Soul
11a - 2p     Food available from Salsarita's Food Truck

11a - 3p     Birds of Prey Display

 

schedule Subject to change


The Living Arts & Science Center is located at 362 North Martin Luther King Boulevard, Lexington, Kentucky 40508

Please note new directions for the Cemetery walks*


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

Sunday May 12th at McConnell Springs


Guided Bird Watching Opportunities
8a - 10a     Hisle Park

8a - 10a     Lexington Cemetery (Please park and meet near the Henry Clay statue. DO NOT park in the gatehouse spaces)*
1:30p         Bird Walk at McConnell Springs
2:30p         Kids Walk at McConnell Springs


Talks
1:30p   Wackier World of Birds
Learn interesting and amazing facts about birds of North America and beyond with Allen Kingsland.
3p        Hummingbirds

Join naturalist Bill Gordon for a fun and interesting program all about hummingbirds.



Other Activities
1p - 5p       Birds of Prey Display
1p - 5p       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.

Friday May 10th, 6pm at The Living Arts & Science Center

Keynote Speaker: Nate Swick  
Birding for Life: How Birding Makes You a Better Person


Nate Swick is the editor of The American Birding Association (ABA) blog as well as the popular host of the ABA's American Birding Podcast. He is a frequent contributor to a wide variety of birding magazines, as well as author of two books – The ABA Field Guide to Birds of the Carolinas and The Beginner's Guide to Birding.. He is chair of the North Carolina Bird Records Committee and leads birding excursions all over the world for ABA events. Nate has been a birder for more than 20 years and lives in Greensboro, North Carolina with his wife and two small children.