Our Wintertime Songbirds

  • January 4, 2024 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Eastern Standard Time

Ticket Price Free This event is now over

Winter brings more birds to our backyards! Most of us have House Finches at our feeders year round but in the winter it is joined by a second reddish finch. The northern Purple Finch spends the cold weather months here and often visits our feeders. But how do you tell the two apart? Join UT Arboretum Education Coordinator, Michelle Campanis, and naturalist, author, and artist Stephen Lyn Bales via Zoom for "Wintertime Songbirds." Not only will Stephen Lyn be talking about the two red finch species and the field markings to look for but he will also talk about creepers, sapsuckers, kinglets, hermit thrushes, winter wrens and many more.

The January First Thursday Nature Supper Club presentation is hosted by the UT Arboretum Society. This free class is Thursday, January 4 at 7 p.m. and you can watch in the comfort of your home. You must register to receive your Zoom link and a copy of the recording. Closed captions are available. 

To register go to utas@simpletix.com 

PHOTO CAPTION: In addition to House Finches, northern Purple Finches can often be seen at your seed feeders but only in the winter. Can you spot the difference? Photo by Betty Thompson 


Stephen Lyn Bales

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Author of Natural Histories, Ghost Birds and Ephemeral by Nature all published by the University of Tennessee Press and the introduction for Rising From the Ashes

Date & Time

Thu, Jan 4, 2024 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

UT Arboretum