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Helping Hummingbirds Program and Hike

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Name: Helping Hummingbirds Program and Hike
Date: March 11, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM EST
Ruby Throated Hummingbird
Event Description:
Dr. Renee Carleton, Associate Professor of Biology at Berry College, will lead a program on making your yard more appealing to hummingbirds. Topics will include how to set up a feeder, migration patterns, recognizing native & migratory species, and hummingbird friendly plants.  Programs will be at 10:30 & 11:30 am and 12:30 & 1:30 PM. In addition to her faculty position, Dr. Carleton is editor of the Georgia Ornithological Society's journal, a Master Gardener Volunteer, a federally licensed bird bander, and a small animal veterinarian.

Trails will be open for interpreted or self-guided hikes & there will be a craft and activities for children. Admission is $3 per person/max $10 per family but is free to Preserve members. 
 
Location:
FOR GPS: ENTER DOUTHIT BRIDGE RD, PAULDING CO, then follow gravel road to gate.
DO NOT USE VINEYARD RD IN GPS: ACCURATE RESULTS NOT AVAILABLE IN GOOGLE MAPS OR BING
From I-75:
Take Exit 285, Red Top Mountain and head WEST (away from the State Park). Go straight at the traffic light; road becomes Old Alabama Rd.  Proceed on Old Alabama for approximately 7 miles. At stop sign, turn LEFT onto Hwy 61. Follow Hwy 61 for 3.8 miles, then turn left on Douthit Bridge Rd (at Birchwood subdivision). ++After .4 mi the road becomes one lane unpaved; proceed to fork in road and take right on Vineyard Rd; continue for another 1.6 mi (passing through two gates) to The Pettit Preserve. Parking is in a graveled lot just before you get to the Learning Shed.
 
From Dallas at intersection Hwy 61/Cartersville Hwy & Hwy 6/Memorial Dr:
Proceed north 11.5 miles on Hwy 61 North/Cartersville Hwy. Turn RIGHT on Douthit Bridge Rd at Birchwood subdivision. Proceed with above directions from ++
Date/Time Information:
The Preserve is open all day from 10 am to 5 pm. Program by Dr. Carleton will be at 10:30 & 11:30 am and 12:30 & 1:30 pm. 
Contact Information:
Marina Robertson 678-848-4179
Fees/Admission:
Admission is $3 per person/max $10 per family, free to Preserve members. 
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