Spring Wings Festival
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14:00 to 16:00
775-423-5128 ext 224
From 20-05-16 to 21-05-16

Celebrate All Winged Things at this 18th annual event in Fallon NV! Guided tours of city, county, and Stillwater NWR; live raptor show, local nature photography display; workshops include backyard birding basics, planting for pollinators, decoy carving; enjoy nature crafts, live birds, interactive displays and family fun!

Most events are offered for free this year with the exception of the Decoy Carving Workshop (which is $20). Space is limited for some tours and events; yet many have ample room. If you’re interested in signing up for a tour or event, please send your full name as well as the names of the other people in your party, and your contact information to [email protected]

Available tours for 2016

Friday, May 20: 3pm – 5:30pm Birding Hotspots & History (3 vans); FREE

Friday, May 20: 6pm – 7:30pm Special Evening Program: Landscape Gardening for Wildlife; FREE

Saturday, May 21: 7:30am – 10am Birding Hotspots & History (3 vans); FREE

Saturday, May 21: 9am – 11:30am People of the Marsh; Carpool: Meet at the Churchill County Museum at 9am; the tour will visit Grimes Point, Hidden Cave, and the wetlands area. FREE.

Saturday, May 21: 10am – 2pm Decoy Carving Workshop for a feeding Dunlin (pictured below); $20 (must be 12 years or older)

Saturday, May 21: 3pm – 5:30pm Birding Hotspots & History (3 vans); FREE

Saturday, May 21 10am – 3:30pm there will be Free Exhibits, Crafts & Displays inside the Multipurpose Building. FREE workshops include:

10am – 12pm: Monarchs & Milkweeds: Learn how to identify and report these important pollinators as they migrate through NV; receive native plants to start your own backyard butterfly rest-stop.

10am – 3:30pm: Hawks, Hoots & Honkers: a Live Birds Presentation at the Churchill County Museum, FREE with van shuttle available from the Fairgrounds.

2pm – Optics Obsessed: See what’s new in the world of binoculars, scopes, and cameras to fit all budgets and needs with Cabela’s Hunt/Optics Manager Mike Aiazzi.

3pm – Wildlife Close Ups!: Meet a few of the local wildlife that call the Lahontan Valley home with NDOW Biologist Jenni Jeffers.

The Churchill County Museum will also be hosting a Lahontan Valley birds photo exhibit and a display of bird carvings from the private collection of Fallon resident Ron Biggs. Stay tuned for details…

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