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April 23, 2009

Herricks Cove Wildlife Festival Celebrates Wildlife and Spring

WATERBURY, VT – Anyone interested in wildlife or itching to get out and enjoy a spring day should make plans to attend the 10th annual Herricks Cove Wildlife Festival in Rockingham on Sunday, May 3.

Herricks Cove is a beautiful spot on the Connecticut River and the perfect setting for this festival that celebrates the wonders of wildlife. Live wolves, owls, eagles and reptiles will be featured this year. Naturalist and story teller Brian “Fox” Ellis will also tell tales of Lewis and Clark’s adventures.

For the early risers, a 7:30 a.m. guided bird walk is planned. The rest of the day’s activities are scheduled from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Guided nature walks, nature presentations, live music, and workshops are some of the fun activities planned. The suggested donation is $2.00 for an individual and $5.00 for a family.

For the schedule of programs and activities visit the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department’s website: and check out Items of Special Interest, or call The Nature Museum at Grafton: 802-843-2111. Herricks Cove is located just off of Route 5 less than three miles north of Bellows Falls.

Herricks Cove Wildlife Festival is presented by the Ascutney Mountain Audubon Society, the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department and TransCanada Hydro Northeast, Inc. Sponsors for the event include The Nature Museum at Grafton, Ben & Jerry’s Homemade, Luzenac America, Vermont Country Store and Southeast Council on the Arts.

Source: Agency of Natural Resources
Last Updated at: April 23, 2009 15:47:31