When: Sat., Sept. 7, 7 a.m.-2 p.m. 2019
Taking on a new hobby can be daunting. For those considering spreading their wings in the world of birding, the North Branch Nature Center’s BirdFest! offers a gateway into the outdoor endeavor. This all-ages summer nature festival begins with guided bird walks led by expert birders doling out identification tips. Folks become familiar with feathered friends during bird-banding demos and live raptor encounters. Themed kids’ crafts and educational lectures, including the keynote talk “Saving the Bird in the Bush” by Bird Diva Bridget Butler, round out this ornithology extravaganza.