Programs

Hummingbird and Nature Festival

September 14, 2019
Programs

Hummingbird and Nature Festival

September 14, 2019

Join us for our first annual Hummingbird and Nature Festival. Spend the day enjoying up-close views of Ruby-throated Hummingbirds being banded and released, native plant sale, scenic bayou views, special guest speakers, live animal shows, kids activity zone, and nature-themed arts & crafts vendors!

Time: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Don't wait in line: CLICK HERE for tickets!

  • Adult Ticket (Non-member) $10 
  • Adult Ticket (Center Member) $8
  • Child (12 and under) $5
  • Child 2 and under free.

Look forward to:

  • Up-close views of Ruby-throated hummingbirds
  • Guest speakers - some with live animals!
  • Native Plant Sale
  • Commemorative merchandise (stemless wine glasses and shirts)
  • Children's activity area
  • Facepainting for children
  • Craft and gift vendors
  • Food vendors
  • and more!

List of Native plants for sale during the festival:

  • American Fringe tree (Chionanthus virginicus)
  • American snowbells (Styrax americana)
  • Aromatic Aster (Aster oblongifolius)
  • American beautyberry (Calicarpa americana)
  • Bee Balm (Monarda fistulosa)
  • Black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta)
  • Blue Cardinal flower (Lobelia siphilitica)
  • Blue mistflower (Conoclinum coelestinum)
  • Butterfly weed (Asclepias tuberosa)
  • Cardinal flower (Lobelia cardinalis)
  • Carolina Jessamine (Gelesemium sempervirens)
  • Christmas fern (Polystichum acrostichoides)
  • Copper Iris (Iris flava)
  • Coral honeysuckle (Lonicera sempervirens)
  • Deciduous holly (Ilex decidua)
  • Firepink (Silene virginica)
  • Goldenrod (Solidago rugosa 'fireworks')
  • Joe Pye weed (Eupatorium fistulosum)
  • Lizard’s tail (Saururus cernuus)
  • Muhly grass (Muhlenbergia capillaris)
  • Mountain Azaela (Rhododendron canescens)
  • Native Blue Blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum)
  • Paw Paw (Asimina triloba)
  • Pinnate prairie coneflower (Ratibita pinnata)
  • Rattlesnake master (Eryngium yuccifolium)
  • Red Buckeye (Aesculus pavia)
  • Rose Mallow (Hibiscus moscheutos)
  • Spotted bee balm (Monarda punctata)
  • Stokes aster (Stokesia laevis)
  • Swamp Azalea (Rhododendron serrulatum)
  • Swamp Milkweed (Asclepias incarnata)
  • Swamp titi (Cyrilla racemiflora)
  • Whorled Milkweed (Asclepias verticilata)

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