Stephen F. Austin State University


Texas Bluebird Society to host 2012 season kickoff at SFA

January 3, 2012
Bluebird chicks in their nest
The Texas Bluebird Society will host its 2012 season kickoff and silent auction at from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 4, at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches.

The featured speakers are Greg Grant and Cliff Shackelford. Grant, a horticulturist with SFA Gardens, will present two programs including, "I Can't Stop Loving You: A Lifetime Affair with the Blues" and "Berry Me with Bluebirds: Landscaping for the Songbird of Happiness."

Shackelford, a Texas Parks and Wildlife Ornithologist, will present "Knock on Wood: The Woodpeckers of East Texas." Other presentations will prepare new and experienced blue-birders for the upcoming nesting season.

The program is sponsored by SFA Gardens. Silent auction proceeds help support the Texas Bluebird Society.

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. in the Baker Pattillo Student Center on the SFA Campus. The cost for advance registration is $15 and includes the lectures, a lunch buffet and one door prize ticket. The deadline for advance registration is Saturday, Jan. 21.

For more information and a registration form visit the Texas Bluebird Society website at or contact Greg Grant at

By SFA Public Affairs
University Marketing Communications
(936) 468-2605