Southern Wings Bird Club
Welcomes all those who enjoy birds from the beginner to the expert.
Special invite for kids & youthful birders including groups.
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Join SWBC on the second Monday of each month. Our
meetings are entertaining and educational! Members of all ages always have a
great time. Visitors are welcome!!
||AUGUST Event |
Monday, August 13th at 7:00 pm
We are back at the GJAC this month!
Hummingbirds, Our Dazzling Flying Jewels
Presented by Terry Johnson, Wildlife Biologist
Conference Room C
Gwinnett Justice & Administration Center
75 Langley Drive
Lawrenceville, GA 30046
Terry will take us on a journey through the four seasons as he presents many interesting facts about all of the species seen in Georgia. You will also learn how to attract hummingbirds to your yard!
Terry worked as a wildlife biologist and program manager for the Georgia Department of Natural Resources Nongame-Endangered Wildlife program for more than 35 years. He currently serves as Executive Director of The Environmental Resources Network (T.E.R.N.). TERN is the Nongame Wildlife Conservation Section's friends group.
Terry will have copies of his latest book A Journey of Discovery available for purchase for $10.00 (list price $14.95). Check or cash accepted.
Book Review: Wildlife biologist Terry Johnson has written a weekly column for the Monroe County Reporter for more than twenty-five years. These columns have taken readers on a journey of discovery that has wound its way through backyards and the countryside.
Johnson has now published a collection of more than seventy of his columns. These columns are packed with fascinating glimpses into the lives of the plants and animals that live in middle Georgia.
Through Johnsons work readers are regaled with tips on transforming yards into wildlife havens. He reveals there really are black bluebirds and whether or not wild plants and animals can predict the weather. Johnson explains why birds attack windows, how deer stay warm in winter, and exposes the chorus frog as a false prophet. There is discussion about how more birds can be attracted with water than food, why mistletoe is much more than a holiday decoration, and that more species of hummingbirds are seen in winter than at any other time of the year.
Johnsons charming columns lovingly chronicle the changing seasons and foster the belief that healthy wild plant and animal populations enhance our quality of life. He also encourages his readers to spend more time outside and enjoy the wonders of nature hiding in plain sight just outside their backdoor.
Contact Hank Ohme (770-845-3631 or firstname.lastname@example.org )
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