Hummingbird Walk, State Botanical Garden
August 2, 2014 (9am-12am) – $15

hb-7-2014-bJudy Royal Glenn, president of the Athens Photography Guild and the creator of the brand new Hummingbird Trail at the State Botanical Garden, will lead a tour of the new trail.

When: Saturday, August 2, 9-12 AM (Cost: $15).

Where: State Botanical Garden, meet in the corner of the main Visitor Center parking lot near the rest rooms. If you happen to show up late and the group has already set out, call or text me at 706-372-5406 and I’ll help you join us.

Bring: Camera with full battery, empty film card and your longest lens, binoculars, hat, sunscreen, water, snacks, etc.

hb-7-2014-cThe Hummingbird Trail was researched and designed by Judy as she pursued photographing the Ruby-throated Hummingbird at the Garden. The trail now has 20 specific markers where Judy has found hummers coming to plants for nectar or resting in trees. Judy has spent countless hours exploring the garden and photographing all the birds, flowers and other critters she finds there. As you may have heard me say before, she knows the Bot Garden better than I know my back yard. She worked with the Botanical Garden staff to create the trail markers and the accompanying guide.

No guarantees–it always takes patience and a keen eye to spot hummingbirds, let alone photograph them, but with Judy as our guide, we’ll definitely have the best chance possible to see them and learn their favorite habitats in the Garden.

If the weather looks threatening, you can call or text me between 7:00 and 7:30 AM the day of the event and see whether it’s still on. If the weather definitely looks bad, we will reschedule.

No need to RSVP, but if you have any questions, please let me know. Judy and I hope to see you there!