Hummingbird Banding Event

When:
September 7, 2019 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am
2019-09-07T08:00:00-04:00
2019-09-07T11:00:00-04:00
Where:
Smith-Gilbert Gardens
2382 Pine Mountain Rd
Cost:
$5-$13
Contact:
Anna Bell King
7709190248

September 7th 8AM-11AM

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

PLAY…in Nature will also be open during this event!

RAIN OR SHINE!

Cannot guarantee encounter with hummingbirds

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.

Event Pricing
TICKETS ON SALE
MEMBERS: TUESDAY AUGUST 6th 9AM
GENERAL PUBLIC: FRIDAY AUGUST 9th 9AM

PRE-SALE TICKETS

Adults: $10
Seniors (65+): $8
Student/Military/Youth (3-17): $5
Children 0-2: FREE with family

DAY OF EVENT

Adults: $13
Seniors (65+): $11
Student/Military/Youth (3-17): $8
Children 0-2: FREE with family

*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

THERE WILL BE NO ONSITE PARKING FOR THIS EVENT (limited handicap parking on site will be provided). SHUTTLES WILL BE RUNNING FROM ADAMS PARK THROUGHOUT THE EVENT.

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Garden Hours

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

Drop-in tours are back! Fridays and Saturdays at 11am, $3 additional per person

Private guided tours for groups of 10 or more available by appointment.

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

2019 Holiday Hours

  • July 4th
    OPEN

  • Thanksgiving
    11/28-11/29 - CLOSED  
    11/30 - Open regular hours
  • Christmas
    12/24-12/25-CLOSED
    1/1-CLOSED
  • Admission

    *Effective 3/1/19

    General Admission $10
    Seniors (age 65+) $8
    Military & University Student $5
    Youth ages 3-17 (with family) $5
    Children, ages 2 and younger (with family) Free
    SGG Members Free
    Group Tours Book a Tour

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    Kennesaw, Georgia 30152
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