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    Hummingbird and Pollinators Event

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    September 6, 2014

    Hummingbird and Pollinators Festival
    Saturday, September 6, 2014
    9:30am – 3:00pm

    The Zoo will be humming with excitement on Saturday, September 6th when the focus will be on the tiniest of our avian friends – the hummingbird! Exhibits, presentations and crafts will introduce guests to ways to make your backyard a friendly environment for hummingbirds, butterflies and other pollinators. The fall is the height of the migration season for thousands of hummingbirds that pass through our state. The most common species in the Texas Panhandle is the Black-chinned hummingbird, but others like the Rufous and the Calliope are often seen at area feeders. Experts will be on hand to share their knowledge of hummingbird identification, planting gardens to attract butterflies and how to attract Purple Martins.  Looking for fall plants to add to or begin a wildlife garden? Then be sure to check out the plants that will be on sale by Canyon’s Edge Plants.

    Exhibits:

    • Purple Martin Conservation Association
    • Canyon’s Edge Plants
    • Texas Parks and Wildlife – Nature Trackers
    • Oklahoma/Panhandle Girl Scout Council
    • Attracting Panhandle Bats
    • Insect Pollinators –  The good bugs. Texas A&M AgriLife Research

     

    Workshops:

    • 10:15am  “Hummingbirds – Myth Magic and Mystery” – Mark Klym – Texas Parks and Wildlife
    • 11:15am “Planting to attract Butterflies” – Neal Hinders, Canyon’s Edge Plants
    • 1:30pm “Hummingbirds and Native Plants” – Mark Klym – Texas Parks and Wildlife

    Other Fun Stuff:

    • Live Music with Andy Chase Cundiff
    • Face Painting
    • Plant Sale
    • Hummingbird related gifts for sale
    • Make & Take craft tent for kids

    The event is free with Zoo admission:

    Adult (13-61)  $4
    Senior (62 and up) $3
    Children (3-12) $2
    2 and Under Free