Lexington, Kentucky

Dan & Nancy Sweigard

Dan & Nancy Sweigard

We’re passionate about birds and nature. That’s why we opened a Wild Birds Unlimited Nature Shop in our community.

Lexington, Kentucky

152 North Locust Hill Drive
Lexington, KY 40509

Phone: (859) 268-0114
Fax: (859) 266-5016
Email: Send Message

Store Hours:
Mon - Fri: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun: 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Comments:
Conveniently located off of Richmond Rd. on North Locust Hill Dr. behind the Kroger shopping center.

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January 14th  11am

Birdy, it’s cold outside!

Are you seeing birds you don’t normally see? We’ll talk about some of our winter visitors, and how you can help all of the birds survive the harsh winter weather.

 

 

 

 

February 11th  11am

(Un)Common Birds of the Commonwealth

Find out what makes Kentucky such a great place for more than 360 species of birds. Learn about some of our common and uncommon residents as well as the life and times of artist/ornithologist John James Audubon.

 

 

 

 

March 11th  11am

Avian mates, nests, and parenthood:  the unfolding of Spring.  

Dr. Stephanie Fabritius, Professor of Biology at Centre College in Danville, will be discussing the breeding biology of birds and what we might expect as we roll into spring. As a biologist, Stephanie has studied the behavioral ecology of a number of ground nesting bird species.  Stephanie originally found her passion for studying avian reproductive behavior in the salt marshes of southern California, while engaged in a faculty-student field research project on the territorial and nesting behavior of an endangered subspecies of Savannah Sparrow.  Later, she became fascinated with such topics as mate choice and parental care patterns in Eastern Meadowlarks and the costs and benefits of brood parasitism by Brown-headed Cowbirds.

 

 

 

 

April 8th 

Return from Costa Rica

If you have ever dreamed of going to Costa Rica come share the experience with a group from Lexington who attended a trip we sponsored in February. They will share pictures and stories from their birding adventure. You won't want to miss this presentation! Plans are underway for another trip to Costa Rica in 2018. Details and how to sign up will be discussed.

 

 

 

 

May 13th-14th  

4th Annual Bluegrass Birding Festival at McConnell Springs

We are looking forward to a fun-filled weekend of all things bird. Central Kentucky has great opportunities for birding with over 350 documented species. Entrance to the festival will be FREE and open to the public. Our goals for this festival are to expose as many as possible to the hobby of bird watching and to educate on topics of wildlife and conservation. More details follow us on facebook at www.facebook.com/BluegrassBirdingFestival.

 

 

 

June 10th  11am

Hummingbirds

Explore the world of these fascinating birds with "Wild Bill" Gordon.  Using a "nature detective"  approach we will examine the characteristics, cool traits, and little-known habits of this incredible bird.  The more you learn about them the more you'll love them.  We will discuss how to attract them to your yard, and how to improve their habitat requirements. 

 

 

 

July 8th  11am

Learning About Bees

Mary Sheldon a Graduate student at EKU working part-time for Coal Country Beeworks and Green Forests Work will show how to identify native bees along with information concerning life cycles, conservation and enhancing pollinator habitat. She will also discuss the importance of honey bees, beekeeping, and how to use bee products as a key to a healthier lifestyle.

 

 

 

 

 

 

August 12th 

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September 9th 

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October 14th

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November 11th 

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December 9th 

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