Nightjar & Owl Hunt / Butterfly Garden Tour – Saturday, 22 June 2019

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, 22 June 2019?


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 6:30 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 7:15 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 a comfortable lawn chair, water and a snack if you wish. Mosquito repellent might also come in handy. We will be out until 10:00 PM or so.

It’s going to be fun! We hope to see you on Saturday, 22 June 2019.


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POSTPONED – Lebanon Birding Club Picnic – POSTPONED


The annual Lebanon Birding Club spring picnic scheduled for Saturday, 18 May 2019 is postponed. No makeup date has been scheduled.

We will likely have the picnic in the fall rather than trying to squeeze it in this summer. An email will be sent to all members in a notice will be posted on this website when a makeup date is chosen.

Our next gathering will be Saturday, 22 June 2019, when we will host members of the Nashville Chapter for our annual nightjar & owl hunt. First we will meet at the Cedars of Lebanon State Park Nature Center at 6:30 PM when Linda Robertson will lead us on a guided tour of the the Butterfly & Native Plant Garden. Following the garden tour, we will pile into as few vehicles as possible and carpool to the natural area in the state forest. To participate in the birding only, plan to arrive at the Nature Center no later than 7:15 PM. We will depart at 7:30 to go birding.

Thank you for understanding and I apologize for being so late with this notice. I hope to see you all on June 22.


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