Live Music this Thursday...and Birding Festival news
Join us Thursday, August 24 for live music by Josh Little & Matt Pleasant, singer/songwriters from the Grocers of Despair. These guys are from Jackson and are both entertaining and intellectually stimulating...don't miss it.
We reopen Thursdays at 7 and remain until 10.
...And, Bruce Reid of the Audubon Society wanted me to pass on this message:
Tara Wildlife, in association with Audubon Mississippi, presents the annual Stork and Cork Mississippi River Birding Festival August 25-27, 2006, near Vicksburg, Mississippi.
Explore some of the finest forests and wetlands the Lower Mississippi River has to offer and see spectacular birds and other wildlife. Witness the late summer congregation of Wood Storks, White Ibises, Great Egrets, Roseate Spoonbills and other wading birds.
Lectures and demonstrations will be held at Tara throughout the weekend on black bear restoration, outdoor photography, gardening for wildlife, managing bottomland forests, and other topics. Interpreted birding and woods tours by open-air bus and Mississippi River boat tours will be offered. Booths and exhibits will be operated by Wild Birds Unlimited, the Mississippi Museum of Nature Science, and Audubon Mississippi, among others.
For details on weekend packages (lodging and meals at Tara), see www.tarawildlife.com/stork.htm or call 601-279-4261. Daily admission (Saturday and Sunday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.) is $5 per person, with children 12 and under admitted free. River tours are $20 per person (space is limited; call to reserve a tour). Tara staff will be selling lunch and drinks. For details about other lodging and attractions in and around Vicksburg, go to http://www.vicksburgcvb.org .
Stop by an get a fresh cup of Joe at Highway 61 on your way to Tara.