Friday, February 1, 2013

What’s Banding All About?

Have you ever seen a bird with a colored “bracelet” on its leg or heard of someone “banding” a bird and wondered why someone would do that? Join the Darke County Park District as we welcome Dr. Dave Russell, of the Avian Research and Education Institute, to the Nature Center on Saturday, February 9th at 9:00am and discover how and why scientists use this popular technique.

The Avian Research and Education Institute (AREI) is a non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the preservation of avian populations. AREI is committed to establishing biological stations that will provide bird banding and environmental education to the public. After our informative lecture, we’ll head to the bird banding station to watch as Dr. Russell bands our local songbirds. Space is limited, pre-register early by calling the Nature Center at 937.548.0165. The fee for this program is $2.

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