Summer ends but Hummingbird Migration begins!
Pascagoula River Audubon Center
Moss Point, MS
The Hummingbirds are Coming!
As schools begin welcoming students and teachers, summer hours and operations also come to a close at the Pascagoula River Audubon Center and anticipation of the arrival of Hummingbirds begins!

In the next few weeks, Hummingbirds will be refueling for the fall migration to the south.  In preparation, make sure Hummingbird feeders are clean and the nectar is fresh. Adding extra flowering shrubs and plants in the landscape is also a great way to attract the hummingbirds.  

Here at PRAC, plans are already underway for the 2022 Hummingbird Migration and Nature Festival.  September 22, 23 and 24 the Center will be “humming” with activity focusing on these tiny, magnificent birds.  The festival will feature Brian “Fox” Ellis, hummingbird banding, vendors, exhibitors and hands-on activities for children.

The 2022 festival shirt is a new stained-glass design. It will be available in youth and adult sizes.  Other special hummingbird merchandise has also been ordered.  

More information regarding admission, event times, and additional programs will be announced soon, but save the dates!
2022 Nature Photo Contest Entries are Amazing
With nearly 60 photo entries in this years Nature Photography Contest, the competition was tough, but nine photos were selected for this year’s exhibit.  The photos feature the best images of landscapes, nature and birds.

The photography exhibit opens Saturday, August 6, at 10 a.m. with a reception.  Winning photographers and all submitting photographers are welcome to attend the reception, and all photos will be included in a slide show.  During the reception, the best photo in each category will be announced, and winners receive a $50 gift card.

The exhibit will remain in the River Room until October.

The reception is FREE to all, and light snacks will be served.
Plant for spring blooms this fall!
A variety of plants, trees and shrubs will be available for the 2022 Fall Native Plant Sale beginning September 16.  The species available will include American Beautyberry, Dwarf Palmetto, Black-Eyed Susan and Milkweed.  

Because all varieties are native to this region, they can withstand the winter temperatures.  Many may die back in the cold, but when the warm spring sunshine begins to takeover, new growth will spring to life and a blanket of color will follow.

A visit to PRAC allows guests to view native plants in the landscape and a year-round view of the appearance during different seasons.  

For providing food for birds, consider adding native plants, shrubs and trees to local landscapes.
Glass Blowing Returns to PRAC
After a short time off, Solange Ledweth with Swampgirl Glass Blowing is returning to PRAC for a weekend of one-on-one glass blowing sessions.

Glass blowing sessions to create a wine glass or tumbler will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, September 16 and Saturday, September 17.  Individual sessions are $65, and all participants will own this beautiful piece of usable art after the glass is set.

These sessions have been popular with guests from all across the region, and sessions fill quickly.  Plans to return to create glass pumpkins are already underway as well.

To register for you personal glass blowing session, click here!
Loran Chavez Exhibit to Open August 11
After a very popular and successful show in 2021, Artist Loran Chavez was asked to return to the Moss Point Fine Art Gallery for a 2022 exhibit.

Her signature blue and white original paintings of marine life will be a focus of the exhibit along with some special pieces reflecting the beauty of native plants and Hummingbirds.

Meet the artist at an opening reception from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, August 11.  Light refreshments will be served, and the reception is open to the public.
New Hours of Operation
The Pascagoula River Audubon Center is returning to its regular hours of operation as summer comes to an end.

The new hours will be Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.  The Center is also open for special events in the evening and on weekends by appointment.  

PRAC is a great place to spend a lunch hour, a morning birding walk, and a relaxing afternoon in a rocking chair.  The Center also offers free WiFi and a space to work.
PRAC Appreciates Its Flock!
As always, PRAC appreciates the support of corporations, small and large businesses and individuals.  All funding for the operations and programs offered by the Pascagoula River Audubon Center comes from local sources, and all donations made to PRAC remain in Moss Point.

Joining the flock is easy, and no amount is too small...or too BIG! Click here to check out support levels and to make a donation.  
Pascagoula River Audubon Center
5107 Arthur St., Moss Point, MS 39563
(228) 475-0825 |

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