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WHAT'S NEW IN JULY...

We've had lots of questions lately about Ruby-throated hummingbirds or in most cases lack of birds at your feeders. Please be assured that hummingbirds are doing just fine. Populations of all North American hummingbird species are stable and in most cases growing. So if that's the case, then where are all the hummers?
Most folks remember the activity they saw in August and September and forget that it's very normal for hummingbirds to be scarce in May and June. But be assured they're here. They're just not utilizing artificial feeders at this time. Females are nesting and caring for their young, males are busy defending their hard fought for territories. They prefer natural food during these months. Small invertebrates make up 80% of a hummingbird diet and the rest comes from natural nectar sources. For afterall hummingbirds are pollinators and they have a job to do as well.
Be assured numbers will begin to rise as nestlings fledge and as the entire populaiton makes its way south for the winter. It's then that your feeders become the 'main event'. Because food is fuel and they need to double their weight to make that long incredible journies.

Please continue to keep your feeders clean...that black stuff on your feeders is a mold/fungus and it can kill your hummers. HUMMER NUMBERS WILL BE INCREASING IN THE NEXT FEW WEEKS. Make your own nectar with 1 part whte cane table sugar and 4 parts water. NO RED DYE...it's unnecessary and potentially harmful. Remember nectar needs to be fresh...during the heat of TN summers you need to change the nectar every 3 days. Never top off feeders...empty, rinse and fill with fresh nectar. Plant flowers, don't use pesticides and most of all ENJOY your birds!!

The newest PHOTO Gallery has been posted. And as always, THANKS for sending in your photos!! And please don't forget to resize them.




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Welcome The Newest Additions To The Eastern Golden Eagle Research Project

Two new Golden Eagles have been trapped in Tennessee. One on Bear Hollow WMA named Bear Hollow and another trapped on Prentice Cooper WMA.

Please visit the TN Golden Eagle Reasearch page for more information.
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PHOTO GALLERY

We sincerly thank you for sending us your most loved wildlife photographs. Please look for your submitted pictures in the Gallery each month



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CRITTER OF THE MONTH

The Eastern Fence Lizard is the only spiny lizard in Tennessee. This medium-sized, gray to brown, wide-bodied lizard has pointed and keeled scales and can be found in many habitats.


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SUMMER BIRDING

As the heat of summer arrives in Tennessee the best time to get out and about to view birds is first thing in the morning as that's when birds are most active. So set those alarms and get our and enjoy!
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A wonderfully fun, informative and FREE educational booklet sponsored by the Tennessee Ornithological Society and TWRA.
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