Dust off the field glasses. Next week at Audubon Greenwich's two-day nature festival all eyes at Quaker Ridge will be turned to the sky as the annual hawk migration passes overhead.
The festival also celebrates features a Green Bazaar with live animal shows, guided hikes, nature-themed games, environmental exhibits, honey harvesting, food by Will Morton's Rotisserie and Annie Bananie ice cream in addition to the many eco-friendly vendors. The two-day event will be held Oct. 9 and 10 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., rain or shine.
Special events throughout the day include "Hawk Watch" and raptor identification lessons at noon, 2 and 4 p.m.; live "birds of prey" shows at 1 and 3; live, kid-friendly music shows by Nancy Tucker at 2, and rehabilitated bird release by Wildlife in Crisis at 4 on Sunday only.
Admission is $5 for youth members age 3 and up or $7 for adult members over 18. For non-members, $7 for under 18 and $10 for adults. Kids under 3 can enter for free. Family memberships for $35 will be available at the gate.
Audubon Greenwich is located at 613 Riversville Road in Greenwich. Founded in 1942, Audubon Greenwich's mission is to engage and educate people to conserve, restore and enjoy nature, focusing on birds, other wildlife and their habitats.
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