Join us for our free monthly meetings every 4th Sunday of the month at Manuel's Tavern located at 602 N. Highland Ave., NE., Atlanta, 30307. Our monthly meetings are free and open to the public. Please join us! Free parking is readily available to the south of the building. Food and drink are available for purchase.
Sunday, April 23 from 3:30 to 5:30 PM
Jim Ferrari, Professor of Biology at Wesleyan College in Macon, GA, will join us for our April Monthly Meeting to discuss "Seasonality and Flight Behavior of Vultures in Georgia." Vultures play an important role in Georgia ecosystems as they consume roadkill, recycle elements, and suppress the spread of disease. In this talk, Jim will address a number of questions: what kinds of vultures do we have in Georgia? Do they migrate, and if so, when? What are the social dynamics of our two vulture species, and how is this reflected in their flocking and flight behavior? Join us for this social and casual afternoon talk.
Sunday, May 21, 3:30 - 5:30 PM
Join as we celebrate our month-long array of Atlanta’s best birding destinations, educational workshops, and other events of Atlanta Bird Fest 2017. Birder, author, naturalist, and professor Dr. Drew Lanham will present his inspiring book The Home Place: Memoirs of a Colored Man’s Love Affair with Nature. Dating back to slavery, Edgefield County, South Carolina—a place “easy to pass by on the way to somewhere else”—has been home to generations of Lanhams. In The Home Place, readers meet these extraordinary people, including Drew himself, who over the course of the 1970s falls in love with the natural world around him. As his passion takes flight, however, he begins to ask what it means to be “the rare bird, the oddity”—to find joy and freedom in the same land his ancestors were tied to by forced labor, and then to be a black man in a profoundly white field. The Home Place is a remarkable meditation on nature and belonging, at once a deeply moving memoir and riveting exploration of the contradictions of black identity in the rural South—and in America today. Copies of The Home Place will be available for purchase and signing by Dr. Lanham.
In addition to Dr. Lanham’s presentation, top fundraisers and birders from Atlanta Bird Fest’s Big Day Challenge will be awarded prizes during this fun celebration. The Closing Celebration is free to attend, but we ask that you pre-register to help with our planning.