What makes this event so nice is that there is plenty to do inside, so if there's a shower or two people stay busy looking at exhibits, trying the hands-on nature activities like identifying birds or sticking their hands into mystery boxes and guessing what they feel in there, dissecting owl droppings (this absolutely fascinated the kids!) or taking a photography class, getting a removable tattoo, or making crafts and listening to stories with me. And if the rains held off, there were birdwatching hikes and bug hunts. There is something for everyone in the family to do--Little Beaver offers fishing and picnicking too, so what's not to like? Best of all, it's all free.
|Before the crowds--all set up and ready.|
|Larry and Dave look a little apprehensive.|
|Dave got his first-ever tattoo! Larry did too, but I missed capturing that moment on film.|
One of the activities during the day was to record on a flipchart the birds sighted during the day. This year was down some from last year, but about 25 different birds were listed on the chart, which was pretty good considering the rain.
It's fascinating to see what people of all ages do when they're turned loose with a few directions and a pile of craft materials. I saw planters with beards and mustaches, birdfeeders with eyes, and a planted completely covered with yellow tape and pompoms.
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