There will be something to delight all birdwatchers and gardeners at the event, plus a plant sale.
Memphis, TN – December 28, 2021 – The Museum of Science & History (MoSH) has announced the date of The Birds & The Seeds event, scheduled for January 29, 2022 at theLichterman Nature Center in East Memphis. This event, now in its eighth year, is highly anticipated among birdwatchers, gardeners, and general nature lovers alike.
The Birds & The Seeds event offers a full day of activities for visitors, with a Seed Swap as well as seed giveaways, a “Birding from the Balcony” session, an herb and houseplant sale of plants from the Lichterman Greenhouse, as well as birding and gardening experts answering questions. January 29 is also National Seed Swap Day, and visitors are encouraged to share their seed success stories on social media.
Andy Williams, the Director of Lichterman Nature Center is excited for this opportunity for Memphis gardeners and birders, especially since last year’s event could not take place. “The Birds & the Seeds event will be a winter celebration of birding and gardening with our outdoor-oriented community partners,” he says. “The pandemic has been a commercial for the value of getting outdoors. We want to highlight the opportunities and resources we have at our property to help people get the most out of their outdoor experiences.”
In addition to Lichterman Nature Center staff, there will be activities guided by community partners, including the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library’s Grow Memphis Seed Library, the City of Memphis Horticulturist, Connie Sheppard, Cooper-Young’s Garden Club, Heartland Seed of Missouri, Memphis Area Master Gardeners, Memphis Botanic Garden, Memphis Horticulture Society, Memphis Tilth, Pinecrest Camp and Retreat Center, UT-TSU Extension Service of Shelby County, West Tennessee Urban Forestry Council, Wild Birds Unlimited, WildOnes MidSouth Chapter, Wolf River Conservancy, and the V&E Greenline.
Lichterman Nature Center is a certified arboretum and nature center on 65 acres located at 5992 Quince Road in East Memphis. It is part of the MoSH family of museums and regularly features events for all ages, including their Walk & Talk series, Nature By Firelight events, and many more.