Friends of the Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge announce a unique event for all ages. The public is invited to come assist refuge staff with banding wood ducks. This event, held annually on the Duck River Bottoms area of the refuge will be on Friday, July 28th from 6:30 – 8:30 pm. The refuge has one of the largest wood duck banding stations in the nation often banding from 800 – 1,000 wood ducks annually. It is not uncommon to catch several hundred wood ducks in one evening’s banding, so lots of help is needed!
The event is a Friends member only event, but is designed to attract new members as well as informing the community about the Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge and some of its operations. It is cheap and easy to become a Friends of the refuge member at https://friendstnwr.org/ or you can sign up at the Blue Heron Bookstore or by cash or check at the event itself.
This family friendly event will be held at the Duck River Bottoms area located at 550 Refuge Lane in New Johnsonville. You will need to follow the paved road that leads to the refuge office. Sometimes it can be a bit warm for this outdoor event, so bringing water is suggested. Participants may want to wear something for being outdoors and possibly getting a little dirty, as this is a hands-on event.
It’s time for the Friends Wood Duck Banding Night at the Refuge! This year it will be Friday, July 28th from 6:30 – 8:30 pm at the Duck River Bottoms located at 550 Refuge Lane in New Johnsonville, TN. Once you arrive at the gate, just follow the paved road to the refuge office, we will meet you there! Sometimes it can be a bit warm for this event, so you might bring some water with you. We will have some just in case! You also may not want to wear your nicest attire, but something you don’t mind being outdoors and possibly getting a little dirty.
For more information, or to RSVP please call 731-642-2091.