When: March 14, 2024 @ 6:00 pm
Learn about the birds found at Tessentee Bottomland Preserve
Tessentee Bottomland Preserve is stop #53 on the NC Birding Trail for good reason! This 100+ acre preserve contains a wide diversity of habitats that are home to a fascinating variety of birds. It is also along the Atlantic Flyway, the route that migrating birds follow up and down the east coast. Almost 150 birds have been sighted here, from eagles to kinglets. On a 2 mile walk through this preserve, you may encounter swallows nesting along the river in the springtime, Indigo buntings singing from old oaks in the summer, hawks soaring overhead in the fall, or woodpeckers drumming on snags in the winter.
Join us from 6:00pm-7:00pm at the Macon County Public Library to learn all about the birds you may find at Tessentee Bottomland Preserve (yes, including chickadees), and how conservation of this area supports bird diversity in WNC and beyond. This talk will run for about 45 minutes, with a 15 minute Q&A session following the talk.
This talk is free and open to the public (though donations are always appreciated!) Registration is not required to attend. Email Skye with any questions. This event is sponsored by the Nantahala Hiking Club.
MEET YOUR TEACHER
As Mainspring’s Conservation Outreach Associate, Skye (she/her) inspires communities to engage and connect with nature. She holds a B.S. in Zoology from the University of Maine, and has studied blackbirds in New Hampshire, quail in Florida, and songbirds in Montana.