Friday February 4, 2022 12:00 AM UTC
Pair of Cedar Wax Wings on Branch kissing or feeding each other

Join the University of Tennessee Arboretum Society for our First Thursday Nature Supper Club with Love is in the Air on Thursday, February 3rd, 7:00 p.m. EST as we learn how about avian courtship and pair bonding. Though it is only February, bird courtship has begun. Male birds vie for the attention of the females in a variety of ways. We will explore what all that cooing is about!

You provide your own stay-at-home supper, and we provide the nature as local naturalist, Stephen Lyn Bales, will entertain and teach us via Zoom what counts for beauty in the avian world. We will look at the courting behavior of many species. Great horned owls are the first to start courtship rituals while cedar waxwings typically do not begin their pair bonding until June.

The program is free, but registration is required to receive your link. Please register below.┬áThis program will be recorded and sent to all registrants. Closed captioning is available. Please contact UT Arboretum Education Coordinator, Michelle Campanis, at [email protected] with any questions or registration issues.

To contact Stephen Lyn Bales or buy one of his UT Press books, email him at [email protected]

Photograph of cedar waxwings courtesy of Mary Glynn Williamson.

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