Mark Armstrong, Master Bander of hummingbirds and song birds.
While people waited their turn to view the banding table, there were plenty of other activities to entertain and educate--presentations on wildlife and hummingbird gardening, naturalist-led bird and nature walks, wildlife demonstrations, and exhibits with arts and crafts, and of course, food and drinks.
And here I am, above, exhibiting art and talking with visitors! It is always a fun surprise to meet some of the people I know from facebook, blogging and through my website! Thank you all for saying, hello! Photo credit: Jody Stone--creator of the facebook community page, "Hummingbird Love"
Photo credit: Jody Stone
A group of friends who traveled from Indiana planned their visit with each other around the Wonder of Hummingbirds Festival! We also had visitors from New Jersey and Alabama who met up for a visit to the Smoky Mountains and timed their visit so they could attend the festival! Photo credit: Karen Wilkinson
Mike Nelson shows our Indiana friends a tiny hummingbird nest on a twig, above. Photo credit: Billie Cantwell
Next: Hummingbird banding!
Visit all the posts on this year's festival by clicking the link: Wonder of Hummingbirds--2014
Wonder of Hummingbird festival on Facebook
Wonder of Hummingbird Festival Blog
Stephen Lyn Bales
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Wonder of Hummingbird Festival 2013 on Tennessee Wildside
KTOS on Facebook
Hummingbird Banding Demonstration 2009
Mark Armstrong, Master Bander
Knoxville Chapter of Tennessee Ornithological Society
Ijams Nature Center