[CT Birds] Sharon Audubon Festival this weekend!

Comins, Patrick PCOMINS at audubon.org
Thu Aug 11 11:33:50 EDT 2011

The 44th Sharon Audubon Festival will be this weekend.  This is always a great event and there are lots of bird-related activities for birders of all levels, including children.  This is one of the longest-running nature festivals in the country and you can make a day of it and also explore the beautiful highlands of the northwest corner of Connecticut while you are up there.

Sharon Audubon Festival August 13th and 14th

The 44th annual Sharon Audubon Festival will be taking place at the Sharon Audubon Center, located on Route 4 in Sharon, CT on Saturday and Sunday, August 13th and 14th.  The Audubon Festival is an event where people of all ages can learn about nature in a fun and interactive way, and features two full days of nature walks and programs, live animal presentations, children's activities, food, music, exhibits, vendors and more. Whether one is a seasoned naturalist or a young explorer, there are activities for all ages and experience levels.
Two keynote presentations also take place each day. At 1:00pm and 3:30pm on Saturday, a falconry demonstration will take place by Talons.  These amazing birds of prey will also be on display throughout the day on Saturday. A live animal program from Rainforest Reptiles will take place at 1:00pm on Sunday afternoon and the festivities will close on Sunday with The Wolf Conservation Center featuring Atka the Wolf, back by popular demand.
Scheduled programs take place at 10:00, 10:30, 11:00 and 2:15 each day. Examples of programs include Exploring Ford Pond by Canoe, Bat Chat, Tree Identification Walk, Swarming Behavior of Honey Bees, Bird Banding, Orienteering, Reptiles, Pressed Flower Bookmarks and much more.  Ongoing activities such as a live animal exhibit from the Beardsley Zoo and the children's Merry Marsh Activity Tent, as well as various vendors, will be on hand throughout each day. Food is also available for purchase.
Gates are open from 9:30am-5:30pm each day. No pets are allowed inside the gates. Admission is $7 for adults and $5 for children ages 12 and under.  A complete schedule and description of programs can be found at www.sharon.audubon.org<http://www.sharon.audubon.org/> or by calling 860-364-0520 for more information.


Patrick M. Comins
Director of Bird Conservation

Audubon Connecticut
185 East Flat Hill Road
Southbury, CT 06488

Phone: (203)264-5098 x305
or 203-267-6732 x305
Fax: (203)264-6332

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