Bristol, Tenn. officials announce annual Wildlife Weekend schedule



BRISTOL, Tenn. (WJHL) – Bristol, Tennessee officials have released the schedule for the annual Wildlife Weekend at Steele Creek Park.

The events are scheduled for October 11 and 12 and feature a photo contest and educational programs.

The weekend begins with a reception and announcement of the photo contest winners at 6:30 p.m. Friday. At 7:30 that evening, Dr. Joe Bidwell from ETSU will present a program about “The Ecology and Importance of Wetlands.”

The events continue on Saturday, October 12, with events starting at 9 a.m.

  • 9 a.m. – Early Bird Walk to the Banding Station with Larry McDaniel
  • 9:30 a.m. – Bird Banding with Richard Lewis and Rack Cross
  • 10:30 a.m. – Rooster Front Wetland Walk with Dr. Joe Bidwell and Dr. Tom Laughlin
  • Noon – Creepy Crawlies: Arthropods for All Ages with Cade Campbell
  • 1 p.m. – Reptiles with Lance Jessee
  • 2 p.m. – Honey Bee Hike with Jeremy Stout
  • 3 p.m. – Bluebird Box Walk with Adrianna Nelson

Exhibit and activities will also be held in the park’s Nature Center from noon until 4 p.m. According to the release, these programs will focus on fossils, bugs, nature crafts and more.

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