** There will be no Wings Festival in 2018 **

Schedule

April 28, 29, 30, 2017

Local Interactive Map

Speaker venues:    Location 1, Stage in the Pioneer Pavilion
                                Location 2: Tatsch House


Note: Speaker schedule subject to change without notice.

Friday, April 28


7:00AM                    Vendors set-up

7:00AM                    Birding by Bike with Dorian Anderson
                                Leaves from LBJ State Park parking lot in Stonewall

7:00AM                    Birding trip to Pedernales Falls State Park (Half Day)

7:30AM                    Birding trip to Enchanted Rock State Natural Area (Half day)

9:00AM-10:00AM      1. Bill Lindemann, "What is Special about Texas Hill Country Nature"

9:00AM                    Nature Walk on nature trails with guide (free)
                                  Leaves from Pioneer Pavilion

9:00AM                    Hummingbird Banding - Shuttle leaves from Pioneer Pavilion for the first trip
                                Returns to Lady Bird Park at 11:30 AM

10:30AM-11:30AM      1. Valerie Bugh, "Pollination"


LUNCH AND VISIT THE TRADE SHOW


1:00PM                      Hummingbird Banding - Shuttle leaves from Pioneer Pavilion for the second trip
                                    Returns to Lady Bird Park at 3:30PM

1:00PM-2:00PM          1. James Lasswell, "Hill Country Dragons and Damsels"

2:00PM                     2. Butterfly 101 Workshop (2 hours) Leader TBA

2:30PM-3:30PM          1. Dr. Brent Ortego, "Birds of the Texas Hill Country"

4:30PM-6:30PM          Last Chance Forever, 252 East Main Street, Fredericksburg
                                   Doors open and ticket sales begin at 3:30PM

5:30PM                       Birds and Brews Reception by Invitation, Tatsch House

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Saturday, April 29


6:30AM                      Vans leave for: Guadalupe River SP/Honey Creek SNA, Kerrville Hotspots, and
                                    Love Creek Birding Trips -
                                       All leave from Pioneer Pavilion (All Full Day trips)

7:30AM                      2. Ruth Hoyt, Nature Photography Workshop (4 hours)

9:00AM-10:00AM         1. Jared Holmes, "Slithering Creatures of the Texas Hill Country"

10:00AM-2:00PM         Children's Activities Open

9:00AM                      Hummingbird Banding - Shuttle leaves from Pioneer Pavilion for the first trip
                                    Returns to Lady Bird Park at 11:30AM

10:00AM                     Nature Walk on nature trails with guide (Free)
                                    Leaves from Pioneer Pavilion

10:30AM-11:30AM       1. Tania Homayoun, "Birds and Climate: Audubon's Climate Initiative"


LUNCH AND VISIT THE TRADE SHOW


1:00PM                      Hummingbird Banding - Shuttle leaves from Pioneer Pavilion for the second trip
                                    Returns to Lady Bird Park at 3:30PM

1:00PM-2:00PM          1. Dr. Maureen Frank, "Wildlife Management Plans - for the Birds"
                               2. James Lasswell, Odonate 101 Workshop (2 hours)

2:30PM-3:30PM          1. Bill Lindemann, "Natural Splendor - Lower Rio Grande Valley Butterflies"

5:30PM                     Reception - Pioneer Pavilion

6:45PM                          Feature Presentation: Dorian Anderson, Biking for Birds!

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Sunday, April 30


6:30AM                      Shuttles leave for Lost Maples State Natural Area/Kerr Wildlife Management Area,
                                    and Junction Hotspots (Full Day trips)

7:30AM                      Birding trip to Enchanted Rock State Natural Area (Half day)

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