Mayfest has three components: morning field trips, a guest speaker at 10:30 AM at Pinckney and a catered lunch at Noon in the Pavilion.
You are invited to attend one or more of the day's activities. This event is open to all Sun City residents. We encourage you to bring interested neighbors, guests and/or friends to Mayfest.
Field Trips: Choose one of 3 trips to local birding areas:
1. Pinckney Island
2. Fish Haul Creek
3. Palmetto Bluff or Savannah Wild Life (TBD)
All trips will leave from Lake Somerset around 7 AM in order to be back in Sun City by 10 AM for a short break before our speaker begins her program at 10:30 AM. For any field trip, please bring sun screen, bug spray, binoculars, water and your bird field guide. Wear closed toe shoes that are suitable for sand and/or mud, a hat and also please remember to wear your name badge.
Watch email for further details on signing up for one of these trips.
Speaker Time and Location: 10:30 - 11:30 AM at Pinckney Hall
Program Topic and Speaker: Purple Martins presented by Julie Hovis
Our guest speaker will be Julie Hovis a US Air Force civilian employee and the Endangered Species Biologist at Shaw AFB in Sumter, SC. She is a purple martin land lord and has fledged 682 nestlings from her colony since 2005. She started color banding purple martins in 2008 and has banded over 3,400 purple martins in SC. Julie deployed 20 geolocators on purple martins in 2012 and had 7 returns in 2013. She deployed 30 geolocators in 2013 and should have 2014 return numbers for her presentation.
Lunch: Noon - 2:00 PM at the Pavilion
Registration and payment by April 30 are required for the catered lunch. See the attached announcement for details.
If you wish to sign up for lunch, please make a check payable to SCHH Bird Club. The cost is $12.50 for members and $17.50 for non-members.
Mayfest is educational, social and a lot of fun. We hope to see you there.
Attachment for lunch registration: