8th Annual Hummingbird Banding Event

When:
September 8, 2018 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am
2018-09-08T08:00:00-04:00
2018-09-08T11:00:00-04:00
Where:
Smith-Gilbert Gardens
2382 Pine Mountain Rd
Kennesaw, GA 30152
USA
Cost:
Tickets on Sale in August
Contact:
Anna Bell King
770-919-0248

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RAIN OR SHINE!

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Event Pricing

PRE-SALE TICKETS

  • Adults: $7
  • Seniors/Military: $6
  • Children 6-12: $5
  • Children 0-5: FREE

DAY OF EVENT 

  • Adults: $10
  • Seniors/Military: $9
  • Children 6-12: $8
  • Children 0-5: FREE

*Event is FREE for MEMBERS (members may not use guest passes for this event)

*No Groupons, Living Social, Guest Passes, or other coupons may be used for this event

*NO ONSITE PARKING-shuttles will be running. Please consider carpooling.

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ABOUT THE EVENT

A truly one-of-a-kind experience, Julia Elliott (AKA The Hummingbird Whisperer) from Kennesaw’s own Bird Watcher Supply Company will be banding hummingbirds to gain vital information about bird history, especially migratory details and the relative abundance of a given bird species from year to year. When a bird is banded, the bander collects important data about the bird’s age, sex, condition, and plumage characteristics as well.

Julia Elliott received her federal Master Permit to band hummingbirds in 2010. She is one of about 150 persons from across the United States and Canada authorized to band these tiny birds. Elliott will use three trainer traps set in the perennial border to capture the ruby-throated hummingbirds that populate this area.

Guests will enjoy live demonstrations, crafts, games, and a truly memorable experience with these amazing creatures!

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Garden Hours

Tuesday - Saturday
9:00am - 4:00pm
LAST ENTRY AT 3:15 pm
Sunday & Monday Closed

*Dogs and other pets are not allowed on the garden premises, with the exception of service animals. *

2017 Holiday Hours

  • Thanksgiving
    11/22-11/23 - CLOSED  
    11/24 - Open regular hours
  • Christmas
    12/22; 12/25; 1/1-CLOSED
  • Admission

    Adults $7
    Seniors (age 60+)
    Military
    KSU Student
    $6
    Children, ages 6-12
    (with family)
    $5
    Children, ages 5 and younger
    (with family)
    Free
    SGG Members Free
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    2382 Pine Mountain Road
    Kennesaw, Georgia 30152
    770.919.0248

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