Saturday, November 08, 2008

Birdsong Nature Center

November 8, 2008 We spent the day at Birdsong Nature Center, which is located between Tallahassee, Florida and Thomasville, Georgia. It is a 565 acre nature preserve, with 12 miles of hiking trails. They have a "Bluebird Trail" with many nesting boxes which are regularly monitored during nesting season.. There is a "bird window" in one room of the old house. It is dedicated to birdwatching. The window is huge and overlooks the feeding area. There is birdbath with a fine mist of water that really attracts the birds. It has become quite famous in this area. There are chairs and couches provided along with binoculars and a journal listing what birds are seen each day. It is a wonderful room to spend some time getting a close up view of the birds. Today Birdsong had a program on beekeeping, given by a local Beekeeping Club. Al has often thought about beekeeping but didn't really know where to start. The club brought exhibits of their equipment and also a hive of bees. They had literature and spoke of their experiences. It seems like a wonderful hobby but they did warn it could be addictive. We will do some more research but it may be something we would enjoy.

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