The Indiana Audubon Hummingbird

Migration Celebration


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The Indiana Audubon Hummingbird Migration Celebration

 

is a festival for the tiny gem, the Ruby-throated Hummingbird. Multiple sponsors and partners provide an opportunity for all to learn about these amazing little birds, how to attract them, and how to keep them coming year after year. Activities include hummingbird banding demonstrations to view hummingbirds up close, guided nature walks, a native plant sale, programs about birds and other pollinators, kid’s activities, vendor booths, live music, and more.


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Schedule of Events


9:30am-11:30am

Hummingbird Banding

Amy Wilms

12:00pm – 1:30pm

Songbird Banding

Brad Bumgardner

1:30pm-3:30pm

Hummingbird Banding

Amy Wilms


Presentations in Brooks Hall

9:30am

The Anatomy of Birds

11:30am

Bird Town Indiana

1:00pm

The Anatomy of Birds

3:00pm

Bats of Indiana


Ampitheater Programs

10:30am

Bird Brains!

12:00pm

Hummingbirds 101

2:00pm

Birding in Indiana

04:00pm

Hummingbirds 101

9:30am

Live Birds of Prey Take Flight!


Follow Signs!

11:30am

Live Birds of Prey Take Flight

9:30am

Morning Birdwalk

10:30am

Turtle Time!

1:00pm

Turtle Time!


Lower Markle Barn

09:30am

Beekeeping 101

12:00pm

Nature Walk

2:30pm

Planting Native – Talk to Dawn at the Native Plant Sale!

2:00pm

Wetland Safari


Large Shelter Activities

Children’s Activities All Day!

11:00am

Butterflies Alive!

2:30pm

Butterflies Alive!


The Upper Markle Barn

12:00pm

Connersville Art

10:30am – on!

The Music from THE YEARS!  The Lucky Devils will be once again part of that magical, fluid, collaborative, wonderfulness that just IS; we’ll be joining Cory Glisson and Brentney Campbell‘s PATCHWORK SUNSHINE, and the amazing, Craig Wynne to re-become, THE YEARS, at Mary Gray Bird Sanctuary for the inaugural Hummingbird Migration Celebration!



Vendors


The Indiana Audubon Society will be selling native plants! Pick them up as you leave and make a difference.

What’s a Native Plant? (from Indiana Native Plan & Wildflower Society, INPAWS)

It may come as a surprise that the definition of a native species is not at all clear or agreed upon. Simply put, a native plant species is one that has occurred naturally in an area for a very long time.

More specifically for Indiana, a native plant species is one that occurred in natural communities—natural plant associations and habitats—within the state boundaries prior to European contact. Regionally native species that naturally spread into the state following European contact may also be considered native.

The emphasis on plant communities helps us to focus on ecosystems, where native plants play an essential role in the web of life. That same emphasis helps us incorporate native plants into our home landscapes, as it suggests we look at plant communities and how those translate into companion plantings.

Additional Vendors

Vendors are welcome! Please fill out the vendor form and join us! An 8 foot table and two chairs will be supplied.

VENDOR FORM


Native Plant Sale List

  • common milkweed
  • butterfly milkweed
  • downy wood mint
  • white turtlehead
  • purple prairie clover
  • purple coneflower
  • purple coneflower
  • new England aster
  • wild geranium
  • false sunflower
  • spiked blazing star
  • cardinal flower
  • blue lobelia
  • wild bergamot
  • Jacob’s ladder
  • sky-blue aster
  • narrow leaved mtn mint
  • virginia mtn mint
  • yellow prairie coneflower
  • black-eyed susan
  • lyre-leaved sage
  • royal catchfly
  • fire pink
  • short’s aster
  • rosinweed
  • blue-eyed grass
  • blue-stemmed goldenrod
  • zig-zag goldenrod
  • celandine poppy
  • blue wood aster
  • heath aster
  • smooth aster
  • Ohio spiderwort


Location


Mary Gray Bird Sanctuary
3499 S Bird Sanctuary Road
Connersville, IN 47331
Phone: 765-827-5109




Registration


EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION


Adults: $10 each

Child (17 and under): Free

Regular Event Cost


(After August 8, 2018)

Adults – $15 each

Child (17 and under): Free




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