Mosquito Hill Nature Center and the city of New London will present Feather Fest, a weekend of bird-related programs.
Bird lovers and bird watchers of all ages who want to know more about local birds can check out these free activities held, Saturday and Sunday, May 3 and 4.
Three programs are scheduled for Saturday.
The first program is Birding by Ear: Take an early morning bird hike at MHNC and learn easy tips for identifying birds by their calls. Free coffee and donuts will be provided. The program is scheduled for 6:30–7 a.m. and will repeat on Sunday.
The second program is, Birding by Foot: This is an easy naturalist-led walk to various birding hotspots at MHNC. The program runs from 7– 10 a.m.
The third program is, Birding by Boat: Bring your canoe or kayak to bird watch on the nature center’s oxbow pond or Wolf River backwaters. No boat? Enjoy free rental courtesy of Wolf River Paddle Sports. The program runs from 10:15 a.m. to noon. Pre-registration is required.
Two new programs are scheduled for Sunday. The first program is, Birding by Van: The van will leave Mosquito Hill and make stops at Hatten Park and the Wolf River Sturgeon Trail before returning to the nature center. The program runs from 7:15–11:30 a.m. Reservations are required for this program.
The second program is, Becoming a Falconer: presented by Hortonville High School student and apprentice falconer Emily Roach and her red-tailed hawk. Learn about training, education and the hunt. This program starts at 1 p.m.