[Bristol-Birds] Wildlife Weekend -- Steele Creek Nature Center, Bristol, TN

  • From: "Wallace Coffey" <jwcoffey@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "Bristol-birds" <bristol-birds@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 14 Oct 2003 15:32:59 -0400

Wildlife Weekend
October 17 & 18, 2003

Steele Creek Park Nature Center
Bristol, Tennessee
Activities for all Ages  
View Wildlife During the
Children's Crafts, 10:00-3:00                                               
Bird Banding

Announcement of Photo Contest Winners                           Free Park 
Admission on Saturday


Schedule of Events
 Friday, October 17
 7:00 PM- 8:00 PM        RETURNING ENDANGERED WHOOPING CRANES TO THE EASTERN    
                                     UNITED STATES-Ken Dubke, of the Tennessee 
Orinthological                                                     Society, 
will present a program on the endangered species. 


8:00 PM- 9:00 PM        BIRDS OF PREY-Marty Silver of Warriors Path State Park 
will present this campfire program with live animals.  Come to learn more about 
owls and other such animals while eating snacks around the campfire.  Bring a 
blanket to sit on. 

Saturday, October 18

 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM       EXHIBIT AREA-Organizations participating are:  Friends 
of Steele Creek Park & Nature Center, TWRA, National Wildlife Federation, 
Sierra Club, and many others

 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM      BIRD HIKE-Larry McDaniel of the Bristol Bird Club will 
lead this nature                                     hike to examine the bird 
life in Steele Creek Park.  Bring binoculars if you desire. 


9:00 AM - 12:00 PM     BIRD BANDING-Richard Lewis, a US Fish & Wildlife Service 
Licensed Bird Bander will be conducting bird banding in the grassland 
throughout the morning.  Visit the     grassland area to view bird life up 
close and personal. 

 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM   CREEPY CRAWLY SALAMANDER HIKE-Christopher O'Bryan, 
Steele Creek Park's Junior Naturalist, will be leading a nature hike into 
Hemlock Hollow Trail in search of the park's salamander inhabitants for 
children ages 5 to 11.  Be sure to wear clothing and shoes that are able to get 
wet and muddy.


12:00 PM - 12:45 PM    Friends of Steele Creek Nature Center & Park Luncheon 
for Presenters, Exhibitors, & Volunteers

 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM       BLACK BEARS OF SOUTHERN APPALACHIANS-Dr. Mike Pelton, 
a retired UT professor, will be presenting this program on one of the animal 
inhabitants of this region.

 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM       PLANTS OF A COVE FOREST-Anna Hess, a graduate of 
Swarthmore College with a degree in Biology & Art, will be leading this hike to 
examine some of the plant life found along Hemlock Hollow Trail. Wear clothing 
appropriate for hiking.

 5:15 PM - 6:30 PM       BUTTERFLIES & DRAGONFLIES-Don Holt of the Clyde Austin 
4-H Center in Greeneville will present a slide show on dragonflies and 
butterflies. To identify the beautiful butterflies that visit your flowerbeds, 
this slide show is for you!

6:45 PM                       PHOTO CONTEST AWARDS-Photos from the photo 
contest will be on display throughout the day.  If you're curious to find out 
who won, come to see!

 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM       COLORS OF NATURE-Brad Jones of Winged Deer Park will 
present a slide show surrounding the seasonal colors of flowers, foliage, and 
other plant life. 

 8:30 PM - 9:15 PM       CAMPFIRE PROGRAM-STORYTELLING-Storyteller Pat 
Musselman as she spins tales around the campfire.  Bring a blanket to sit on. 

Let's go birding........

Wallace Coffey, Bristol, TN

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