A Carolina wren sits in the bare branches of a tree.

Every birder starts somewhere, and there are lots of local birds you don’t have to have an eagle eye or the ears of a hawk to recognize. Here are a few of the easiest birds to spot in Hamilton County – and they may be in your backyard right this very moment!

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Oak Marble Gall

Join us on our Facebook page every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 10 a.m. for a live video with Great Parks staff. Have you ever seen a strange growth on prairie plants? Director of Education & Events Amy shares that these plants aren’t sick – insects call these growths home. Find out more about galls in today’s broadcast.

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