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Summer Lecture Series:  

"The Amorous Adventures

of Yellow-crowned Night Herons

in Midtown Memphis" 


      night heron








Monday, August 22nd, 6:30pm
Memphis Botanic Garden
750 Cherry Rd.


Unbeknownst to most Memphians, the secretive, primarily nocturnal Yellow-crowned Night Heron spends the summer in the Mid-South raising its family.  These handsome birds stand two feet tall with a wingspan of three and a half feet.  Yet they manage to court, build their nests and raise their young in some of our busiest neighborhoods, unseen by most of their human neighbors.  Join Dick Preston and photographer Andrea Cowart of the Memphis Chapter of the Tennessee Ornithological Society as we explore the life cycle of these fascinating birds.


There will be other events taking place at the Botanic Garden on Monday evening. It will be easiest to use the west entrance of the building and head left to the Goldsmith Room.


Free to members of Wolf River Conservancy and Memphis Botanic Garden.  $4 admission for non-members benefits environmental education programming.  For questions, contact Cathy at education@wolfriver.org or call 452-6500.  The Summer Lecture Series is jointly sponsored by Wolf River Conservancy and Memphis Botanic Garden.