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2019 SCHEDULE of EVENTS

Friday, April 26 | Saturday, April 27 | Sunday, April 28

Comfort Inn - Brownsville

Planning to spend the weekend with us?
Ask for the "Delta Heritage Rate" at the Comfort Inn in Brownsville.

Please call the hotel directly to get the special rate, 731-734-2676.

All activities, unless otherwise noted, will take place or originate at the
West Tennessee Delta Heritage Center

(I-40 @ Exit 56, behind McDonald's)
121 Sunny Hill Cove
Brownsville


View West Tennessee Delta Heritage Center in a larger map 

 

Friday, April 26

9 a.m.
&
11 a.m.

Explore the Outdoors - Canoe Oneal Lake

NOTE: To register for this canoe trip, you must use the separate registration link below at the end of the description or call the Delta Heritage Center directly at 731-779-9000.

LOCATION: Hatchie National Wildlife Refuge
6772 Highway 76 South, Stanton, TN 38069

Leader: Tara Dowdy, Refuge Ranger

2 Trips: 9 a.m. & 11 a.m.
Please choose the time most convenient for you. There is no charge for the Oneal Lake canoe trips.

Meet at the Hatchie Refuge Office on Oneal Lake for a quick Canoeing 101 before taking to the water. No age limitations.  During the canoe trip participants will learn about our National Wildlife Refuge System, what we do at West TN Refuges and why, identify local birds, etc.

Pre-register ONLINE or by calling the Delta Heritage Center at 731-779-9000.

6 p.m.

Opening Reception

LOCATION:
Temple Adas Israel, 135 North Washington, Brownsville TN 38012

Entertainment by

The Dirt Pilgrims

Quirky, off-beat, folk band...

7 p.m.

Opening Presentation:
To Be Announced

Presenter:

Presentation followed by a Question and Answer session.

   

Saturday, April 27

Morning Hikes and Bird Watching
on the Hatchie National Wildlife Refuge

LOCATION:
All activities Saturday and Sunday originated from the
Delta Heritage Center, 121 Sunny Hill Cove, Brownsville

Experienced and beginner birders are invited to join leading bird experts on hikes in the Hatchie National Wildlife Refuge and other areas in Haywood County, Tenn. Please choose the hike that is best for you; taking into account the time the hikes will spend in the field.

NOTE: Please come prepared. This includes binoculars, bug spray and staying hydrated. While some water will be provided, extra is always good to have.

There are no costs for the guided hikes, but space is limited. Please pre-register to guarantee your spot on the hike of your choice.

7 a.m.

Please choose the 7 a.m. hike that is best for you; taking into account the length of time spent in the field.

Hike Option #1:

7 - 10 a.m. (3 hours)
(Pre-Register Here...)

Hike Option #2:

7 - 11 a.m. (4 hours)
(Pre-Register Here...)

NOTE: Please come prepared to spend the morning in the field. This includes binoculars, bug spray and staying hydrated. While some water will be provided, extra is always good to have.

8:30 -
10 a.m.

Hike #3
(Pre-Register Here...)

This hike will last approx. 1.5 hours and is a good choice for beginning birders and introducing children to the birding experience.

NOTE: Please come prepared to spend the morning in the field. This includes binoculars, bug spray and staying hydrated. While some water will be provided, extra is always good to have.

9 a.m.

Vendors & Exhibitor Set-up

Exhibitors and vendors will be on hand educating and showcasing their bird related items.

10:30 a.m.

TBA

 

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11:30 a.m.

Meet-up for Lunch

Hikers will meet back at the Center for lunch and an opportunity to discuss your discoveries with the experts

You are welcome to visit nearby restaurants, explore Historic Downtown Brownsville and visit with onsite exhibitors.

12 p.m.

TBA

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1 p.m.

TBA

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2 p.m.

TBA

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3 p.m.

Butterfly and Wildflower Hike

Hike will last aprox. 1.5 - 2 hours

Hike Leader: TBA

Explore and learn more about area butterflies, wildflowers and what nature provides us to see.

(Pre-Register Here...)

6 p.m.

TBA

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8 p.m.

Sunset at Oneal Lake
Nocturnal Walk - Creatures of the Night

Meet at Oneal Lake to watch the sunset and night critters come out. Experience the lake after dark. The gates will be open until 10 p.m. for self-guided tours around the lake. Be on the lookout for bats and otters among others. Be sure and bring mosquito repellent.

   

Sunday, April 28

7 a.m.

Informal Birding Hike and Excursion

Leader: Bob Ford (bio)

Wildlife Biologist
National Corrdinator, Partners in Flight

Excursion will leave from the Delta Heritage Center. Participants will car pool. Length of hike up to 4 hours.

(Pre-Register Here...)

9 a.m.

TBA

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1:30 p.m.

TBA

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2:30 p.m.

TBA

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4:00 p.m.

TBA

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