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Thursday, March 1st • 7:15 PM • Tyvola Senior Center
Few creatures capture our attention and admiration more than hummingbirds. These miniature jeweled treasures move at mind-boggling speeds but also have the power to shape and change our world. Join Patrick McMillian as he explores the lives and biology of these creatures using high-tech technologies to uncover the secret lives of these little birds that live life in fast-forward.
Patrick McMillian is the current director of the SC Botanical Garden (SCBG) which has a massive public education and outreach impact locally and state-wide. He also directs the Certificate in Native Plant Studies program at the SCBG. Patrick is also the Hilliard professor of environmental sustainability, producer, host, writer, director and co-editor of the Emmy award-winning television program “Expeditions with Patrick McMillan” aired on PBS affiliates across the nation. He has worked as a professional naturalist/biologist throughout the southeastern United States and the Neotropics for the past 22 years. His work experience has primarily involved Botany but has also included work in the fields of Ichthyology, Herpetology, Ornithology, and Mammalogy.
Patrick is a much sought-after speaker. This is best seen by the multitude (over 400 since 2008) of invited presentations that he does annually. Society. In January of 2009, he was selected as the first Clemson University faculty member to deliver the prestigious Calhoun Lecture, which drew an attendance of over 700, making it the most attended lecture in the series history.
So zip on over to the Tyvola Senior Center (2225 Tyvola Rd.) on Thursday, March 1st. The program will start at 7:15 PM but coffee and refreshments will be available starting at 6:30 PM. We will also be selling native plants during this time (See page ) for more information.
 
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Order Birds & Beans Coffee from MAS and support habitat conservation for the Wood Thrush in Central America.
Regular 12 oz. - $14.00
Regular 32 oz. - $25.00
Decaf 12 oz. - $15.00
Decaf 32 oz. - $27.00
To pre-order your coffee for pick-up at the monthly meeting email Jan Fowler [janmfowler@gmail.com] and provide him with the following information: Name, Phone Number, Email address, Number of bags desired, Type of coffee, Grind type, and Size.
For more information about the different roasts and Birds & Beans.
 
 
 
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