Join the Fredericksburg Chapter of the Native Plant Society for a fun class on Hummingbird Courtship.
Brief: Hummingbirds have returned to the Hill Country! While we are familiar with the tiny birds buzzing around our feeders, their sex life is more elusive. Learn what to watch for in this class taught by Fredericksburg bird expert, Bill Lindemann. Male hummingbirds principally use their gorget and aerial displays to earn the right to mate with the female, but because of their minute size and high speed flying capability, their courtship is rarely witnessed. If you know what to look for, the brief razzle and dazzle of the hummingbird mating show can be an unforgettable moment.
A native Texan from Gonzales County, Lindemann earned BS and MA degrees from the University of Texas in Austin. After 32 years as an exploration geologist, he and his wife retired to Fredericksburg in 1994. To fully appreciate the wonderful natural heritage found in the Hill Country, Lindemann became a self-trained naturalist. He wrote a weekly newspaper column on birding for 19 years, twice served as President of the Native Plant Society of Texas in Fredericksburg, founded the Fredericksburg Nature Center, and was a member of Hill Country Land Trust board for 15 years, serving as President for four years. He is a frequent speaker on nature subjects.
Cost of the class is $20. It is sponsored by the Fredericksburg chapter of the Native Plant Society in conjunction with the Fredericksburg Independent School District Community Education Program. To Register: Contact Rachel Malinak at (830) 997-7182 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Date: Wednesday, May 29, 2019
Time: 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Where: Fredericksburg High School Library
1107 Highway 16 South
Fredericksburg, Texas 78624