Bird Banding Public Demonstrations at WVU Core Arboretum

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Come to WVU Core Arboretum, along the Rail Trail, to learn about how researchers safely capture birds to study them! This is a monthly, event, so pay attention to our calendar or social media pages to learn about specific dates.

WVU professor Dr. Chris Rota and his students will set up mist nets to capture wild birds for their research, and they are happy to have people watch them do their work and get a close view of some beautiful birds. They will also talk about the important work that they do and answer questions about bird research. There is no formal program, stop in at any time to see what is happening. These events are free and open to the public, and they will be cancelled if there is rain. Please do not bring pets to avoid adding stress to the birds. Bring your friends, and let's hope the birds participate.

Since these events are down along the Rail Trail, it may be easier to park at the Star City Rail Trail parking lot and come South to the Arboretum on the Rail Trail.

by Zach Fowler