Thursday, September 24, 2015

Family Nature Day at White Memorial Foundation

Each year, White Memorial Foundation and Conservation Center located in Litchfield celebrates the end of summer and the beginning of that time of year known as Indian Summer by organizing an annual event known as the Family Nature Day.  This year, this popular event is taking place on September 26 and promises to be full of family fun with a plethora of events that will please young and old alike.

Brain Bradley,  from Skyhunters in Flight will be at this event with his beautiful hawks and falcons. Creature Teachers will be offering "The Nature of My Backyard" that features a cavalcade of animals native to the Litchfield Hills like Woodchuck, Gray Fox, and even a Fisher!
Fair goers will learn about our imperiled allies as Gerri Griswold aka "The Bat Lady" teaches you about bats. Riverside Reptiles' with the highly regarded Brian Kleinman will bring many of his friends along for you to meet... including  the North American Porcupine!
There will be music by Robert Messore and the Switch Factory that will make your heart soar. The day is filled with live animals, guided nature walks, information booths, and even horse drawn wagon rides.  If you are a shopper, you won't be disappointed as you browse through the many unique items offered at the artisans market.

A highlight is the silent auction and the bake sale -- that is always a crowd pleaser.  There are lots of nature crafts for the kiddies too! This year's first prize in the raffle is a trip for two to  Iceland with Gerri Griswold in January courtesy of Krummi Travel LLC.
There is so much family fun on September 26 from 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., admission is $6.00.  Members of White Memorial Foundation and children under 12 are FREE!

Photo credit: Katherine Griswold 

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