BYA: Learn about ‘A Year in the Life of a Hummingbird’


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Hummingbirds – those mysterious little creatures that hover like helicopters – are the topic of the June meeting of the Coweta County Master Gardeners Backyard Association.

Learn how you can attract them to your backyard at the “A Year in the Life of a Hummingbird” lecture by Melanie Furr, Georgia Audubon Society lecturer and licensed wildlife rehabilitator.

The free online presentation begins at 7 p.m., Tuesday, June 8. To register, visit  Meeting ID: 953 116 18455 Passcode: 567086.

As Director of Education at Atlanta Audubon Society, Furr develops and teaches numerous programs about birds for audiences of all ages and backgrounds. A former high school English teacher and BirdSleuth ambassador, she particularly enjoys working with educators to train them how to incorporate the study of birds in their curriculum.

Furr is a licensed wildlife rehabilitator and has volunteered at AWARE Wildlife Center for more than eight years. Recently, she became the custodian for Atlanta Audubon’s first wildlife ambassador, a non-releasable ruby-throated hummingbird named Sibley.

Her favorite hobbies include birding and travel, but she has just as much fun sharing her local birds with enthusiastic new audiences.

The Backyard Association is an educational program sponsored by the Coweta County Master Gardener Extension Volunteers (MGEVs). The online presentations are free to the public and are held online on the second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m.   

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