Naturalists host day of birding at Balsam Mountain Preserve

In a combination celebration of migratory birds and Balsam Mountain Trust’s 10 year anniversary, hikes and classes are scheduled at the preserve 115 bird species call home from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on May 14.

Events include a beginner’s bird walk, advanced bird trek, a program on raptors, bird of prey photography and bird activities for kids. The Balsam Mountain Trust is a nonprofit conservancy operating at Balsam Mountain Preserve, an eco-development in Jackson County where 75 percent of the 4,400 acres have been preserved.

Everyone must register as space is limited. Cost is a $5 donation per car. The celebration begins at 8:30 a.m. and goes until 3 p.m.  Or, people can sign up for a morning or afternoon shift.  

All events start at the Balsam Mountain Trust nature center. or 828.631.1060.

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