Happy May 1st, and what a beautiful spring day it is! Please consider joining us this weekend- there will be something for everyone at the Montezuma Audubon Center's 12th Annual Wildlife Festival in Savannah, NY on Saturday, May 5th from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. !
KrittrKris and Feathered Friends, Kindred Kingdoms Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, and Wildlife Defenders will deliver animal programs throughout the day featuring owls, hawks, falcons and mammals. Festival goers can get up close to these amazing animals, learn about their wild characteristics, and take a selfie! Click http://ny.audubon.org/montezuma<https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fny.audubon.org%2Fmontezuma&h=ATOg41kFssF50MmwqPvYD7RtOC4KE7jalBEr7bEu1f5ZWiUh9GvNgCWnUtRLpVYiKR8Ob2jw5pOqchoElKWYnSbYeCcmeXD9ilcZmd4yVf2VW_qOeg&s=1> for the festival schedule. Another highlight of the festival will be the Family Theater Tent featuring the professional magician and good-natured dean of green, Professor GreenPockets, who will perform the "Bug Show" and "Magic of the Forest," fun, family-oriented shows that promote ecology, habitat conservation and the protection of endangered species. A new feature at the Wildlife Festival this year will be a 24-foot high rock wall to get a birds eye view of Montezuma! Children will also enjoy the huge bounce house, making nature crafts and stained glass art, building a bluebird box, playing nature games and winning prizes! Wildlife enthusiasts can fish their way to the backyard bass game and then fly over to see the dragons in the pond! The festival schedule also includes guided canoeing trips and birdwatching walks, a native plant sale, country music from 103.5 FM Big Dog Country, Tom Barnes Acoustic Music, food trucks featuring Lady Bug Lunch Box, the Chicken Bandit, Cayuga Lake Creamery, Sugary Delights, ice cream floats and delicious baked goods, balloon animals with Miss Twist, face painting, dozens of local vendors and exhibitors and much more! Festival admission is $5/person, $20/family. For more information, call 315.365.3588, visit http://ny.audubon.org/montezuma<https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fny.audubon.org%2Fmontezuma&h=ATOg41kFssF50MmwqPvYD7RtOC4KE7jalBEr7bEu1f5ZWiUh9GvNgCWnUtRLpVYiKR8Ob2jw5pOqchoElKWYnSbYeCcmeXD9ilcZmd4yVf2VW_qOeg&s=1> or e-mail montez...@audubon.org. Major support for the Wildlife Festival is provided by the Friends of the Montezuma Wetlands Complex. Additional support provided by Xylem, Inc., Adventures in Climbing and Savannah Bank, NA. Alyssa Johnson Environmental Educator Montezuma Audubon Center 2295 State Route 89 P.O. Box 187 Savannah, New York 13146 (315) 365-3588 Audubon NY- Montezuma<http://ny.audubon.org/Montezuma> Montezuma Audubon Center on Facebook<https://www.facebook.com/MontezumaAudubonCenter/> -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1) http://firstname.lastname@example.org/maillist.html 2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds 3) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html Please submit your observations to eBird: http://ebird.org/content/ebird/ --