Sunday, April 22, 2012

May Events

Get outside!  World Bird Sanctuary is hosting several events in May.

Bring your friends and family to World Bird Sanctuary in May for outdoor family-friendly fun!

We have some wonderful fun and free events to celebrate the good weather and the beautiful creatures that share our neighborhoods with us.

International Migratory Bird Day
Join the worldwide celebration of birds! 

Be part of the worldwide celebration of migratory birds at World Bird Sanctuary's International Migratory Bird Day.  Learn about why it is important to protect migratory birds and their migration flyways:
·       Fun, free children's activities with prizes!
·       Meet naturalists at our bird feeding stations to learn bird watching and identification tips from the experts!   
·       Bird-banding demonstrations - take a tour to watch our field studies crew catch, band and release migrating birds (small fee for transport to the site)!
·       Keeper talks about the migratory species that call World Bird Sanctuary home.
·       Date: Saturday 5 May
·       Time: 8am - 1pm
Admission and parking: Free!

Spring Camera Day
Bring your cameras! 
Taking photos of our birds has never been easier.  Join us for our Spring Camera Day, when we place birds in natural settings and fly them from trainer to trainer.  Our naturalists position the birds with photographs in mind - no fences or perches to obstruct that perfect photo - just a beautiful bird posing for you!

You have to be a WBS Friend to gain admission to Camera Day.  If you are not already a WBS Friend you can join on the day for as little as $35!

Bring lots of film, data cards and enthusiasm.  Schiller's Camera and Nikon will be on hand to help you get the perfect shot!  Concessions will be available.
·       Date: Sunday 6 May
·       Time: 10am - 2pm
Admission: Must be WBS Friend - you can sign-up on the day!

Hey! There's Nature in My Woods!
Family-friendly guided nature hikes! 
Join us for a leisurely two-hour hike through our oak hickory forest to see what kind of nature is in our woods.  An expert naturalist will lead you on your hike - where you may see birds, mammals, reptiles and amphibians.  Learn about trees, rocks and who knows what else?  Each hike will be a new experience as the seasons change and we encounter different creatures.
·       Fourth Saturday of every month from April through October.
·       9am - 11am (registration at 8.30am)
·       $9 per adult; $7 per child
Reservations required - call 636-225-4390 ext. 0

Bring your family!  Bring your friends!  Bring your camera!  Bring your picnic!  And join us outside in May for fun family entertainment!

Submitted by Catherine Redfern, World Bird Sanctuary Naturalist/Fundraiser

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