9:00 am Backyard Bird Safari, Mike & Annette Heacox, Luciole Design Inc.
Mike and Annette Heacox of Luciole Design Inc., landscape architects based in Sacramento, return with more secrets on how to design and enjoy your ultimate bird/wildlife garden. Learn which bird species have a preferred time for taking baths in sum- mer, design and create a simple water feature for birds, attract birds year around with the right mix of low water plants, and discover through the seasons the best time of day and location to observe birds and wildlife.
10:00 am Going Batty, Corky Quirk
Get a close up view of bats and learn about the importance of inviting them to your yard or farm! With years of experience, Corky will delight you with her extensive bat knowledge!
11:00 am Conservation Ambassadors, Gabriel Kerschner
Meet our wildlife ambassadors! Back by popular demand, these wild creatures have sustained injuries that prevent them from surviving in the wild or were kept as illegal pets. The Conservation Ambassador team delights tens of thousands of school children every year with a message of conservation and appreciation for the earth's natural wonders. Join us
in welcoming these animal ambassadors and learn about each one's special place on our earth.
11:30 am Marian O'Lawrence Library Story Time
Librarian Samatha LeBlanc will host a story time featuring books about birds for kids of all ages. Stop in, have a seat and listen on your way to the Kids Crafts!
12:00 pm Cal-Waste Recovery Systems Materials Recovery Facility Tour, Leesa Klotz
Take a guided tour through our Materials Recovery Facility. See what we do and how we do it. Each day we recover discarded natural resources destined for landfills, conserve natural resources, create new jobs, and reduce local carbon footprint. Our goal is to preserve our environment and build a better future for our community and the lands and waterways that surround it. Good for all ages, Kids' activity will be included during your visit.
12:30 Ducks Unlimited, "Consumptive Conservationists", Aaron Will
Aaron will be discussing the role of the hunter community in wetland and waterfowl conservation, showcasing the role that dogs play in conservation. You will get to witness "Tess" the amazing (slightly crazy) retrieving water dog as she plunges in the Gora Aquatic Center Pool to demonstrate her retrieving skills!
1:00 pm Hawks, Honkers & Hoots, Kelli Moulden
Director Kelli Moulden's mission is to inspire respect for local and migratory birds through customized and entertaining educational programs. Enjoy a fantastic opportunity to see and experience hawks, owls, and water birds up close and personal. Yes, the birds are coming to visit!
2:00 pm KEY NOTE SPEAKER, Paul Bannick, Author/Photographer
Paul Bannick is an award-winning author and wildlife photographer specializing in the natural history of North America with a focus on birds and habitats. Coupling his love of the outdoors with his skill as a photographer, he creates images that foster the intimacy between viewer and subject, inspiring education and conservation.
Be sure to bring your book for a personal signature at the book signing before and following the presentation!