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Montezuma Audubon Center’s 12th Annual Wildlife Festival
May 5 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm$5 - $20
The Wildlife Festival is a celebration of the Montezuma Wetlands Complex as a critically Important Bird Area for millions of birds.
There will be something for everyone at the Montezuma Audubon Center’s 12th Annual Wildlife Festival! KrittrKris & Feathered Friends, Kindred Kingdoms Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, and Wildlife Rockstars will deliver animal programs throughout the day featuring owls, hawks, falcons, mammals, and reptiles. Festival goers can get up close to these amazing animals, learn about their wild characteristics, and take a selfie!
Another highlight of the festival will be the Wild Zone featuring the professional magician and good-natured dean of green, Professor GreenPockets, who will perform the “Bug Show” and “Magic of the Forest.” These fun, family-oriented shows promote ecology, habitat conservation and the protection of endangered species. A new feature at the Wildlife Festival this year will be a 24-foot high rock wall to get a birds eye view of Montezuma! Children will also enjoy the huge bounce house, making nature crafts and stained glass art, building a bluebird box, playing nature games and winning prizes! Wildlife enthusiasts can fish their way to the backyard bass game and then fly over to see the dragons in the pond!
The festival schedule also includes guided canoeing trips and bird watching walks, food trucks featuring Lady Bug Lunch Box, the Chicken Bandit, Cayuga Lake Creamery, Sugary Delights Cotton Candy, freshly squeezed lemonade, ice cream floats and delicious baked goods, a native plant sale, country music from 103.5 FM Big Dog Country Radio, Tom Barnes Acoustic Music, balloon animals with Miss Twist, face painting, “Birdsong” poem readings by Eric Rounds, dozens of local vendors and exhibitors and much more! Festival admission is $5/person, $20/family. For more information, call 315.365.3588 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Click here for the festival schedule.
Major support for the Wildlife Festival is provided by the Friends of the Montezuma Wetlands Complex.
Additional support provided by Xylem, Inc., Adventures in Climbing, Secor Lumber, and Savannah Bank, NA.