Birdwatchers and Battlefields: An Exploration of Modern and Historical Birding in Chickamauga Battlefield

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Date: March 13, 2018
Contact: Kim Coons, 423-752-5213 x139

Fort Oglethorpe, GA: On Saturday, March 31, at 7:30 am, Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park will present a 2-hour, 2.5 mile hike focusing on modern and historical birding in Chickamauga Battlefield. This tour will begin at the Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center, then caravan to the program site.

In April 1895, Bradford Torrey reached Chattanooga in the midst of a “rattling” thunderstorm. Torrey&#’;s Station and into Chickamauga Battlefield. The following year, he published Spring Notes from Tennessee, which cataloged his time in the battlefield, including meeting Henry Boynton, one of the park’s original proponents, visiting a family at the Kelly House, where he purchased some Lytle Hill. In addition to learning about mini&#é; Volunteer Danny Snodgrass will be along to point out birds that call Chickamauga Battlefield home today.

Please remember to wear clothing appropriate for the weather, bring along water, and be sure to wear sturdy hiking shoes or boots.

For more information about programs at Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park,
contact the Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center at 706-866-9241, the Lookout Mountain
Battlefield Visitor Center at 423-821-7786, or visit the park’s Torrey&#’;s at NPS.

Last updated: March 13, 2018

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3370 LaFayette Road
Fort Oglethorpe, GA 30742


(706) 866-9241

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