The Algoma Bird Celebration will be held April 8, 9 am – 2 pm, at the Algoma Youth Club, 620 Lake Street. Drop in for a while or stay all day. This free community celebration of International Migratory Bird Day offers activities of interest for all ages.
Vendor sales and displays by local organizations will be available all day to offer products and information from A to Z regarding bees, birds, flowers, trees, gardening, photography tips, garden ornamentals, landscaping ideas and more. The children’s activity area will offer stories and coloring pages by artist Janet Tlachac-Toonen and origami making. Food sales, provided by the Algoma United Methodist Men, will benefit the Heifer International Project.
Programs will begin at 10 am with “Getting the Picture: Song Birds, Shore Birds, Waterfowl” presented by local nature photographer Robert Kuhn, whose annual updates highlight wondrous bird sightings in and around Algoma. At 11 am meet a red-tailed hawk at a kid-friendly program presented by Kim Diedrich, chief naturalist at Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary. Enjoy lunch at the celebration, followed at 12:30 pm with “Birdscaping with Native Plants” presented by Karen Newbern of Door County Landscape & Nursery.
Also, information regarding Algoma’s “Bird Bistro” will be presented. Returning and new “Bird Bistro” gardeners are encouraged to attend. The Bird Bistro effort encourages nature-friendly gardening practices through education and information sharing. For more information, visit birdcityalgoma.com or call 920.487.8136.