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  REDBUD FESTIVAL BIRD AND WILDFLOWER WALK PLANNED FOR APRIL 18 
                                                TO BEGIN AT 7:30 A.M.

     The Eighteenth Annual Honaker Redbud Festival Bird and Wildflower Walk will be held on Saturday, April 18, 2020, at 7:30 a.m. Participants are asked to meet at Slate's Campground to register and begin the Walk. Slate's Campground is located on Route 672 between Honaker and Blackford off State Route 80. The walk takes place on the old Blackford Spur railroad bed along the Clinch River, North America's most biodiverse river.

     The Russell County Birding Association will once again lead the walk. Over the years walkers have sighted several raptors, including a juvenile Bald Eagle (last year), Osprey, American Kestral and  Red tailed Hawks, as well as a Scarlet Tanager, Great Blue Heron, Wood Ducks, a Pileated Woodpecker, Pine Siskins and Yellow-throated Warblers. And wild orchids, columbine, jack-in-the- pulpit, blood root, and wild asters add more color to the morning splendor.

     Bring your binoculars, cameras and bird and wildflower books and join the fun.

Photos Courtesy of Daryl Owens

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