Discover Birds volunteer, Chris Welsh and other KTOS volunteers, create bird feeders from pinecones and bagels, make their own hummingbird paintings, and participate in a migration game, among other available activities.
Photo credit: Billie Cantwell.
Above, young festival visitors make bird feeders with peanut butter and pine cones.
Above and below, an activity table loaded with paints, brushes, markers and paper supplied young artists all the tools they needed to display their talents!
More than 100 visitors, children and adults, enjoyed viewing the Barred Owl, below, while on their nature walks at the festival. The owl dropped down to the creek behind the brush for a few minutes, out of sight, but delighted when he flew back up to a limb dripping wet from his bath and remained in view for the birding telescope and cameras. Everyone enjoyed great looks.
Lynne McCoy, above, wildlife rehabilitator, displayed "Hawkeye", a Broadwinged Hawk, and "Pockets", the ground hog, pictured below, along with other wildlife species, educating both children and adults. Everyone enjoyed petting Pockets and he seemed to enjoy it too. When he grew tired of all the attention, he rolled over on his back and went to sleep!
Below, face painting, a favorite with the kids and with us!
Nature walks, hummingbird banding, face-painting, expert speakers, arts, crafts, food and wildlife demonstrations--all in one spectacular fun-filled day!
Next: Festival exhibits and hummingbird banding!
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