MEETING @ 10:00 AM
The next meeting of the John W. Sellars Chapter of the Tennessee Ornithological Society will be Saturday, 18 August 2018 at 10:00 AM in cabin #13 at Cedars of Lebanon State Park. This is our annual planning / organizational meeting, and because we have a busy fun-filled year ahead of us, your participation and input is more important than ever. We will plan and begin organizing field trips, chapter events, programs and meetings for the remainder of 2018 and the first half of 2019.
PICNIC @ 11:30 AM
Come for the meeting, and stay for the eating. Immediately following our meeting we will venture off to one of the park shelters for a picnic and some birding. An email will be sent to all members three or four weeks before the meeting to look for that. We will also hash out the details of the picnic at the time.
So mark your calendars now and make plans to join us on Saturday, 18 August 2018 at 10:00 AM.
Trebek: Butterflies, bull bats and barred owls
Zipperer: What winged wildlife will be seen or heard by the members and guests of the Lebanon Birding Club on Saturday, 23 June 2018?
First up, a tour of the Native Plant & Butterfly Garden at Cedars of Lebanon State Park led by Tennessee Extension Master Gardener Linda Robertson. Linda established and maintains the garden and will go deep catalog sharing her knowledge of the plants and animals that call this magnificent garden home. Everyone is invited. To participate meet at the Dixon L. Merritt Nature Center by 6:00 p.m. The butterfly garden is in full bloom and absolutely gorgeous so don’t miss this opportunity!
Next, we venture off into the forests and glades of southern Wilson County in search of nightjars and owls. To join us on the birding expedition, be at the Nature Center by 6:45 p.m. We will pile into as few vehicles as possible, then hit the back roads just a few miles south of the park with Stephen Zipperer leading the way.
Expect to hear Great Horned Owl, Barred Owl, Eastern Screech Owl, Chuck-will’s Widow, Eastern Whippoorwill, and Common Nighthawk. If we’re lucky, we might catch sight of one or two of these birds.
Bring water and a snack if you wish. We will be out until 10:30 PM or so.
It’s going to be fun! We hope to see you on Saturday, 23 June 2018.