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Dunbar Cave Spring Fling 2007

 

The Dunbar Cave Visitors Center in spring The Dunbar Cave Spring Fling will be held on Saturday, April 28, 2007 at the Dunbar Cave State Natural Area in Clarksville, Tennessee. Bring your family and come attend a day of exciting and informative activities. All of the activities are free of charge and will begin at the Visitors center. Some programs may have start times which will overlap others. These events will be held rain or shine. All children must be supervised by a responsible adult.

This event is sponsored by the Friends of Dunbar Cave, the Warioto Chapter of the National Audubon Society, the Tennessee Trails Association, and the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency.

Schedule of events

7:00-8:30 am – Early Morning Bird Hike

Hike the trails at the park; watch and identify birds with members of the Warioto Audubon Chapter. Bring binoculars and field guides if you have them.

8:45-9:45 am – Backpacking with JR Tate and Tennessee Trail Assoc.

JR “Model T” Tate, a long-distance hiker (including the multiple tips on the Appalachian Trail), will demonstrate the needed equipment for backpacking, day hiking and camping.

8:45-9:45 am – Bluebirds in your Backyard

Duane Rice, local Audubon Society leader and bluebird expert will talk about how to host Eastern Bluebirds around your home and property.

9:45-11:15 am – Wildflower/Plant Walk

Amy Wallace, the park’s naturalist, will lead you on a hike to appreciate the abundant wild flowers & other plants found on the park.

10:00-11:00 am – Raptors with SOAR, Inc.

Save Our American Raptors will give an educational program showing various birds of prey.  They will tell about each bird and its personal history, describe its species and how it fits into the natural world.  Several of the birds are flighted which should make for some lively audience encounters.

11:15 am-12:15 pm – Snakes and Reptiles

Reptiliacs Sherry & Donny Howell and Logan Snyder show you native and exotic snakes and other reptiles. Learn why these gentle creatures are so important to our ecology as well as the techniques and responsibilities of keeping them as pets.

12:30-1:30 pm – Native Amphibians and Reptile

Nathan Parker, APSU naturalist, will present a fascinating program on some of our local native salamanders, frogs and snakes.

12:30-1:30 pm – Raptors with SOAR, Inc.

Save Our American Raptors will provide an educational program showing a various birds of prey (repeat of 10:00 a.m. program). 

1:45-2:45 pm – Snakes and Reptiles

Sherry and Donny Howell and Logan Snyder, local reptile experts, show you native and exotic snakes and other reptiles.

1:45-2:45 pm – Native Amphibians and Reptile

Nathan Parker, APSU naturalist, will present a fascinating program on some of our local native salamanders, frogs and snakes.

2:45-3:45 pm – Trail Hike with Suva Bastin

Suva Bastin, member of Clarksville’s Tennessee Trails Association, will lead us on a hike on the park’s trails. She can provide valuable pointers for day-hiking in our region.

2:45-4:45 pm – Canoeing

Under the experienced guidance of local canoeing experts, enjoy beautiful Swan Lake and Dunbar Cave State Natural Area from a canoe. Canoes, paddle and life jackets provided.

For More Information

Contact: Steve & Debbie Hamilton, 645-8092 or David Boen, 648-5115


About Bill Larson

    Bill Larson

    Bill Larson is  is politically and socially active in the community. Bill is a member of the Friends of Dunbar Cave.

    You can reach him via telephone at 931-249-0043 or via the email address below.

    Email: blarson@clarksvilleonline.com

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