Monday, October 1, 2012

Open House....Coming Soon!

The summer’s blistering temperatures are behind us and Fall is in the air.  The leaves are beginning to turn and pumpkins are appearing on front porches.  It’s time to get out and enjoy the beautiful Fall weather.  What does all this mean for the World Bird Sanctuary?  You guessed it—Open House 2012 is just around the corner!

The theme for this year’s Open House is “Wings Around The World”, featuring new birds never before seen at Open House programs! 
Shadow, one of our majestic Bateleur Eagles
Programs this year will feature a flying Bateleur Eagle, a flying Tawny Owl, a beautiful King Vulture, and a snake wrangling Red-legged Seriema.  In addition we will have old favorites such as flying Hawks, a flying Bald Eagle, Falcons, Owls – and more.

The Butterfly House will join us this year with a special activity for the youngsters—a “Bug Detective” program. 

In addition, there will be behind-the-scenes tours of our breeding barn, animal behavioral and training center, and wildlife hospital.  
Have your photo taken with one of our live birds of prey
For a small fee our photographer will be taking photos of guests posing with a live bird of prey.   

And there will be free fun craft centers and activities for the kids.  Our in-house band, The Raptor Project will be on site to entertain with their original songs about some of the wildlife you will encounter.
Just one of our free kids' activities--make a craft to take home with you
Bring a picnic lunch or take advantage of our concession stands.  Be sure to bring your camera as there will be photo opportunities at every turn. 

The main paths in our triangle area are now paved and handicapped accessible, and restrooms are conveniently nearby, but be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes as you will want to explore all the attractions that will be spread out throughout our site.  For those more adventurous souls we have several hiking trails that wind through our oak/hickory forest and are natural and unpaved. 

SO….Mark your calendars!….Save the date!
Saturday, October 20
Sunday, October 21
10am – 4pm

Admission and parking are free!

For directions to our site Click Here

As always…for the safety of our other guests and our animals—no pets please.

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