Saturday May 12th


Guided Bird Watching Opportunities
8a - 11a    Raven Run (Call Park to register 859-272-6105)
8a - 11a    Lexington Cemetery (Please park around the first right turn after coming in the main gate. DO NOT park in the gatehouse spaces)
9a - 11a    Bird Walk at McConnell Springs
11a - 1p    Bird Walk at McConnell Springs
12p - 1p    Kids Walk at McConnell Springs
2p - 3p      Kids Walk at McConnell Springs


Talks
9:30a   Beginners Guide to Optics
Learn the basics of selecting and using binoculars correctly, with Dan Sweigard owner of Wild Birds Unlimited.
11a      Captivating Hummingbirds
Hummingbirds like you've never seen them before.
1:30p   Creatures That Call Your Garden Home
Besides birds, do you know what other creatures inhabit your garden and why? There’s a whole community of wildlife in your yard. Learn about the relationships gardens have with valuable native wildlife and find inspiration for living in harmony with them. Following the
presentation, the audience of all ages will be encouraged to join a hands-on activity to learn about our wild community’s interconnected food web.

4p        Keynote Speaker:Mike Matthews
           
Birdwatching through the Lens of a Camera
Learn tips and techniques for capturing better bird photos. Macro photography is one of Mike’s other favorite ways to photograph, and one of his greatest joys is teaching others how they can have similar results photographing this small but beautiful world. So whether it is with a macro lens, or using a telephoto lens to capture an Osprey in flight, Mike’s hope is that you enjoy his passion for photography capturing nature in its truest form.


Other Featured Activities
9a - 4p      Vendor Area:
Over a dozen Arts, Crafts, and Specialty vendors.
9p - 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

11p - 3p     Birds of Prey Display

 

Sunday May 13th


Guided Bird Watching Opportunities
8a - 10a    Masterson Station Park (Meet by 8am at the picnic shelter just past the dog park)
1p - 2p       Bird Walk at McConnell Springs
2p - 3p       Kids Walk at McConnell Springs


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.


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

schedule Subject to change