The 10th annual Birdhouse Display and Benefit Auction, featuring more than 80 birdhouses made by local artists, woodworkers, families and businesses, is on display through Sept. 11 at The Arboretum. Three blue-and-white birdhouses are autographed by University of Kentucky basketball coaches John Calipari and Matthew Mitchell, and football coach Joker Phillips.
A reception and silent auction of the birdhouses will be 2 to 4 p.m. Sept.11 at the Dorotha Smith Oatts Visitor Center. Silent auction bids may be made in person or by phone during visitor center hours, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, or you may leave a sealed bid.
Several events are planned in conjunction with the display and auction:
■ Wild About Birds, an exhibit featuring the photos of Dave Chafin, runs through Sept. 11 at the visitor center.
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■ A free docent-guided tour of the birdhouse display will be given from 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday. Meet in front of the visitor center.
■ A free lecture/discussion, "Attracting Backyard Birds," will be 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday. Nic Patton, manager of Lexington's Wild Birds Unlimited, will teach. Advance registration is required. Call (859) 257-6955.