Saturday, October 18, 2008

Open House!

In honor of our Open House Weekend celebration, I'm re-posting our invitation. Put down that blog and come visit us for real!Directions: Hwy 141 to the North Outer Road west (the ramp is immediately north of I-44!) Turn left toward Lone Elk County Park. Travel three miles. WBS' front gate will be on your right.



OCTOBER 18 & 19
10 AM - 4 PM

The weekend everbody waits for all year has finally arrived and admission is FREE!

Come join us for a unique wildlife experience!

Performances by our amazing birds of prey in flight


BRING YOUR CAMERAS! Don't want to lug along the camera? There will be a Photo Op for those guests who would like to purchase a photo of themselves holding one of our birds!

Crafts and games for the kids, a children's petting area, and interactive performances, Sing Alongs, and Story Telling by our talented staff and volunteers for the youngsters.

Meet some of the rarest birds on the planet up close and personal -- from the smallest --- to the largest.

Meet our ravens - who know how to recycle and how to take donations.

Enjoy educational and entertaining presentations by our naturalists, who are more than willing to answer any questions.

Take advantage of this opportunity to do some Christmas shopping in our gift shop. Have a conversation with one of the many talented talking birds on display in our Gift Shop area.

Take this rare opportunity to tour our seldom seen "Behind the scenes" area. There will be a shuttle - or for those hikers among us, this area may be reached by a short walk through the woods on our nature trail. "Behind the Scenes" is open to the public ONLY on this one weekend. See where our breeding pairs live and where we train our performing avian ambassadors. Also, see our young Andean Condor who was hatched here in our breeding area.

Walk the short trail in our upper area and see our avian hospital where injured birds are treated. Continue along this path to view many of the seldom seen species that we house and care for every day. The birds in these enclosures are unreleasable, mostly due to injury or habituation, and will live out their lives in our safe secure environment while helping to educate thousands of people every year. View our free flying flock of Thickbill Parrots. All exhibits are Handicapped Accessible.

Come visit with us this weekend for a unique outdoor experience! Wear comfortable clothing and shoes as most paths are not paved. Please remember--FOR THE SAFETY OF OUR GUESTS AND OUR BIRDS - NO PETS ALLOWED!


Christi said...

Any idea when next year's Open House will be? I already had things scheduled for this year, but if I get it on the calendar now, maybe I'll be able to visit next time. :)

Anonymous said...

Open House is always the third weekend in October.

Christi said...

Thanks, I'll put it on the calendar now. With any luck, nothing will come up that has to be done that weekend.