|Event Name:||Wild Bird Expo 2019|
|Event Description:||Cold Creek Nurseries will host the first Wild Bird Expo on Saturday, February 2, 2019 from 10 am to 2 pm.
The event will include exhibitors, a guided bird walk in Hitchcock Woods, a bluebird nest box building class for kids, and a variety of speakers. Wildlife biologist Ron Brenneman, who has helped organize the event, says, "We are expecting a large crowd! We have worked hard to create a unique event that will have something for everyone."
Speakers include Cold Creek staff discussing Plantings for Birds & Wildlife, Peter Stangel with the US Endowment for Forestry and Communities discussing Creating a Bird Feeding Station, Mark Pavlosky with MPJ Wildlife discussing Red-Cockaded Reintroduction in Hitchcock Woods, and Mary Catherine Martin with the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources discussing South Carolina Nesting Coastal Birds.
Event exhibitors include Ruth Patrick Science Center, Silver Bluff Audubon Center, the Aiken/Augusta Audubon Chapter, the National Wild Turkey Federation, The Hitchcock Woods Foundation, Phinizy Swamp, SREL Waterfowl Studies, Aiken State Park, The South Carolina Bluebird Society, and Cold Creek Nurseries. Attendees can expect to see live hawks, owls, and ducks.
The South Carolina Bluebird Society will be hosting a class for kids where they can build a bluebird nest box. The cost is $5 per child and space is limited to 20 children ages 12 and under. Participants can contact Cold Creek Nurseries to register and pre-pay. In addition to the speakers and exhibitors, Fielding Bros. BBQ will be on site with their food truck for those planning to stay for the day.
The event is free to the public, and all ages are welcome. Cold Creek Nurseries is located at 398 Hitchcock Parkway in Aiken. For more information and the full schedule, visit coldcreeknurseries.net or find the Wild Bird Expo 2019 event on Facebook.
|Contact Person or Organization:||Cold Creek Nurseries|
|Start Date/Time:||2/2/2019 10:00 AM|
|End Date/Time:||2/2/2019 2:00 PM|
|Directions:||Cold Creek Nurseries
398 Hitchcock Parkway