Jul 22, 2013

See hummingbird banding first hand

GREENVILLE – Fifty three times a second... that’s how many wingbeats a Ruby-throated Hummingbird averages. Join the Darke County Parks on Aug. 3 at 9 a.m. as we welcome Alan Chartier. Alan will once again attempt to band the “hummers” of Shawnee Prairie Preserve. After an introductory presentation explaining his on-going research on hummingbirds, Chartier will check his specially designed hummingbird traps. This program offers a unique up-close look at the fascinating hummingbirds and a lucky individual may even get to help release a bird after banding. Due to the stress placed on the birds and bander, we we must limit ages to eight years old and up. Call the Nature Center today at 548-0165 to reserve your spot as space is limited. The fee is $2 per person. For more information on this and other programs offered by the Darke County Park District, call the Nature Center or visit the website at www.darkecountyparks.org.

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