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White Memorial Hosts 36th Annual Family Nature Day

Sep 02, 2017 09:48PM

On September 23, The White Memorial Conservation Center will hold its 36th annual celebration of Mother Nature. A day for all ages, the event is filled from 11am to 5pm with live animals, guided nature walks, information booths, horse-drawn wagon rides, music, and food provided by The Litchfield Lions Club and AmandaBakes.

Brian Bradley will bring his free-flying hawks and falcons. Learn about beloved bats and prickly porcupines with Gerri Griswold. Riverside Reptiles’ Brian Kleinman will show off his knowledge of the many friends he’ll be bringing along. Meet a bald eagle, golden eagle and more with Horizon Wings Raptor Rehabilitation and Education Center. Cyril the Sorcerer will whip up environmental magic while music is being provided by The Zolla Boys.

Other offerings include an artisans market, a silent auction, nature crafts for the children and more. A trip for two to Iceland with Gerri Griswold in January is the first prize in the event’s raffle, courtesy of Krummi Travel LLC. Admission is $6 person; The White Memorial Foundation members and children under 12 are admitted free.

The White Memorial Conservation Center, an environmental education center and nature museum, is located in the heart of the 4,000-acre White Memorial Foundation in the hills of northwestern Connecticut.

For more information, call 860-567-0857 or visit WhiteMemorialCC.org. Location: The White Memorial Foundation, 80 Whitehall Rd, Litchfield.

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