Saturday, October 9, 2010

Who Loves Halloween? Me!

It’s true.  Fall has always been my very favorite time of year—it’s finally cooling off. Soon the leaves will be changing colors, and you won’t be able to turn around without coming face to face with a pumpkin!  Halloween is a big part of what I love about fall.  Even at 32 years old, now is when I excitedly start to concoct this year’s costume.  
Long dead Naturalist Dana Lambert and "friend" erupt from their coffin to find they have been transported to the 21st century 
Halloween is quickly making its way to the World Bird Sanctuary as well, and I’d like to invite you all to join in.  When darkness descends on Friday, October 29th, our annual Creatures of Halloween show will begin.  
Dana introduces her friend, Monty, to all the little ghouls and goblins in attendance
During this family-friendly event for little goblins of all ages, you will learn about some of nature’s own “creatures of the night!”  
Bogart, the Eurasian Eagle Owl, transfixes the audience with his mesmerizing stare
See swooping vultures, hooting owls, creeping tarantulas and more, while sorting out the facts of these animals’ lives from the fiction foisted on them by Hollywood’s horror movies. 
Dana introduces the audience to a real live tarantula
We encourage our visitors to dress in costume if they please.  After all, I can’t vouch for what type of creature might try to pass for your Naturalist for the evening! No one combines learning with Halloween hjinks better than the World Bird Sanctuary!

The show begins promptly at 7 pm at the Office of Wildlife Learning Nature Center, so we ask that you arrive to check in by 6:45pm.  Program fees are $9 for adults, $7 for children 12 and under, and groups of 10 or more pay $7 dollars for all ghouls involved.

Reservations are required, so please call 636-225-4390 Ex. 0 to speak with one of our program schedulers.  We promise you won’t have to sell your soul to reserve your spot!  J    

Submitted by Dana Lambert, World Bird Sanctuary Naturalist

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