Bird watching hikes on Saturday and Sunday will be geared for both beginner and expert birdwatchers and will visit Hatchie National Wildlife Refuge and other areas in Haywood County.
The BirdFest will begin Friday evening with a presentation by noted ornithologist and U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service wildlife biologist, Bob Ford. Saturday’s speakers will include Scott Somershoe (State Ornithologist, Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency), Carol Reese (Ornamental Horticulture Specialist, University of Tennessee Extension Service) and David Haggard (West Tennessee Regional Interpretive Specialist, Tennessee State Parks). Friday evening event will be held at College Hill Center in Brownsville. All Saturday presentations will be at the Delta Heritage Center.
|Horticulturist Carol Reese will share how to use native plants to attract birds, bees and butterflies during her presentation on Saturday, June 1, at the Hatchie BirdFest.|
Photographs by Haywood County native and acclaimed nature photographer Joe B. Guinn will be on display at the Center throughout the weekend. Winning entries from 1st, 2nd and 3rd graders in the HatcheBirdFest Coloring Contest will also be displayed.
Exhibitors will include Tennessee Ornithological Society, Willow Oaks Farm, Memphis WildBird Unlimited, Tennessee Wildlife Federation’s Great Outdoors University, Tennessee Watchable Wildlife and Raisin’ Cain BBQ.
For more information visit www.HatchieBirdFest.com.