On Saturday, Austin will be designated as a Bird City Minnesota by Audubon Minnesota during an all-day celebration at the Jay C. Hormel Nature Center. Terry Taylor of the Austin Audubon Society spoke with John Wright on “Wright Here, Right Now” on KAUS and talked about how Austin came to be designated a “Bird City”……
The Audubon Society’s annual seed sale will start at the Nature Center at 9 a.m. Saturday morning and will run until 5 p.m., and the formal declaration of Austin as a bird city by the Minnesota Audubon Society will take place at 10 a.m. Taylor went on to state that those that attend can also learn how to feed birds starting at 9:15 a.m….
Taylor also stated that other activities will include former Jay C. Hormel Nature Center Director Larry Dolphin teaching those that attend to talk like an owl and a black-capped chickadee, bird stories for seniors and family by Al Batt and a bird survival game and self-learning station bird hike for the family and fifth graders…
Prizes for completion of the survival bird game and bird hike will be given out at 4:45 p.m. Saturday afternoon. Saturday is International Migratory Bird Day, and Austin will be only the third city in Minnesota to be designated a “Bird City,”, the other two being Red Wing and St. Paul.
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