Day of Flight

Day of Flight
8:30 am - non

This is your chance to have an in-depth encounter with native birds and pollinators—and to help Newfields do its part to understand and care for its flora and fauna. You’ll see the delicate wings of a hummingbird, the flight of a raptor, and the wingspan of the magnificent hawk. From the birds, you’ll move to the bees by learning how a hive is managed—and how a butterfly goes through its life cycle. We will also be catching, banding, and releasing both hummingbirds and song birds to check their health and gain more information about their migration patterns. Before the summer winds down, take the opportunity to get outside. 

8:30-11 a.m. - Art Activities & Hummingbird Banding | Garden for Everyone

9:30 -11 a.m. - Raptor viewing stations and Q&A | Lilly Allee

9:30-11 a.m. - Butterfly Lifecycles | Madeline F. Elder Greenhous 

11:30 a.m.-noon - Raptor Live Flight | Lilly Allee 

10:30 a.m.-noon - Art Activities | Madeline F. Elder Greenhouse 

10:30 a.m.-noon - Bee Keeping Basics | Madeline F. Elder Greenhouse

10:00 a.m.-noon - Songbird Banding | Tanner Orchard 

August 3
The Garden
Included with admission and free for members