Purple Martin Workshop

Dr. Gary Manfready will conduct a workshop on Purple Martins on January 26. He will discuss migratory patterns, population fluctuations and the natural history of the species. Registration is required. Click here to register. Free with paid gate admission ($4 for adults, $3 for kids, free for members). Interpretive Center Auditorium. 10 a.m.-11 a.m.

Victorian Christmas

Join Landmark Park on December 9 from 1 p.m.-4 p.m. for this year’s Victorian Christmas. Sip hot apple cider or hot chocolate while listening to Christmas carols and visiting with Santa. Enjoy old fashioned desserts, arts and crafts, music, wagon rides and handmade decorations. A circuit riding preacher will deliver a holiday message. Admission is free and visitors are encouraged to bring nonperishable food items for donation to the Food Bank. Victorian Christmas is sponsored by The Joy 94.3 FM.

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Hummingbird Workshop

On January 19, Fred Basset will present the popular program on Hummingbirds. Bassett is a licensed bird bander specializing in the banding of hummingbirds and is the president of Hummingbird Research. This is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the study and preservation of hummingbirds and neo-tropical migrants. Fred Bassett is known throughout the southeast for his work with the “jewels of the air.” He will share his extensive knowledge of this little bird along with facts about nesting habits, food and caring for the feeders as well as its migration pattern. Click here to register online.

Bluebird Workshop

Dr. Gary Manfready will be back to conduct the Bluebird Workshop on January 12 featuring new and updated information based on the recent findings regarding bluebird populations in recent years. Dr. Manfready is a member of the North American Bluebird Society and has contributed two articles for publication in their quarterly journal. He currently maintains four bluebird trails in Houston and Dale County including the one at Landmark Park and has a total of 75 boxes. His main focus is on population numbers and successful fledgling numbers in diverse environmental habitats. Interpretive Center Auditorium. Click here to register online.

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