Backyard bird program at Thornhill on Nov. 16

FOR RELEASE
2000-11-10

Huntington, Ind.— Huntington College’s Thornhill Nature Preserve will present a program about “Backyard Birds” on Thursday, November 16 at 7 p.m.

The presentation will be given by Dena Purcell of Wild Birds Unlimited. She will share how to attract birds to the backyard throughout the winter months. Dena will discuss common birds’ preferences for the many different kinds of bird feed and styles of feeders available. Participants will learn about strategies to attract their favorite birds.

Refreshments for Thornhill’s human guests will also be served. Thornhill Nature Preserve is located north of Huntington at 2504 West County Road 1000 North. For directions or further information, call Jule McKanna at (260) 359-4120 or visit www.huntington.edu/thornhill.

Huntington College operates Thornhill Nature Preserve for the educational enrichment of its own students and the regional community. The 77-acre property includes a variety of diverse habitats, including evergreen and deciduous forest, a woodland pond, meadows, and wetlands. The diverse ecosystem supports a wide variety of wildflowers, mammals, and birds.

Thornhill provides outdoor educational opportunities through the Reiff Nature Center, MindScape Program, the Challenge Education Course, and a variety of community events. Thornhill serves an average of 500 visitors per month.

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Ashley C. Smith
Associate Director for Media Relations
260.359.4171
Joanne Green
Sports Information Director
260.359.4284