Wings & Wetlands Festival

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Date(s) - May 10, 2015
7:30 am - 9:00 am

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Spring is here!  Songbirds are arriving daily!  It will soon be time for the annual Wings and Wetlands Festival in Northwest Iowa.  For twenty years, six counties in the region – Clay, Dickinson, Emmet, Kossuth, O’Brien and Palo Alto – have cooperated to host an annual celebration linking the season to the arrival of warblers and other birds.

This year the festival will be held on May 9 & 10.  Each of the counties will have a full slate of activities.

On Saturday, May 9, kick off your day with “Breakfast for the Birds.”  Meet at the Prairie Heritage Center at 7:30 a.m. for rolls and coffee.  After breakfast, hit the birding trail.  A hike at the center is planned; then participants will carpool to Wanata State Park in Peterson for more bird viewing.  Bird species found throughout the weekend will be tallied as part of the Wings and Wetlands Birdathon.  Consider supporting birding in Northwest Iowa by taking part in the fundraising opportunity or just enjoy a morning of spectacular birding!

At 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, meet at the Prairie Heritage Center for more spring fun.  Participants will carpool to a nearby woodland, wetland and prairie in search of spring color and sound as we look for birds, flowers and frogs.

Join in one or all of these events in O’Brien County.  Need to know more?  Contact the O’Brien County Conservation Board at 712-295-7200.  For more information about activities in other counties contact the Conservation Boards in Clay, Dickinson, Emmet, Kossuth, and Palo Alto counties!  .