August 23th, at the fourth annual Wonder of Hummingbirds Festival, in Knoxville, TN. Visitors to the festival will also see hummingbirds up-close as Master Bander, Mark Armstrong, demonstrates how hummingbirds are captured, weighed and measured, and banded before being released to continue their migration journey.
The Knoxville Chapter of the Tennessee Ornithological Society was organized in 1924 to promote the enjoyment, scientific study and conservation of birds. The chapter provides the annual JB Owen Award for projects that promote the welfare and conservation of birds in Tennessee. The organization meets on the 1st Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m., Room 118 in UT College of Veterinary Medicine. Activities include field trips each month and spring, fall and Christmas bird counts.
Ijams Nature Center seeks to increase knowledge, understanding and appreciation of the natural world by providing quality environmental educational programs and nature related experience for all people.
For more information about the festival, contact Billie Cantwell at 865-567-4273.