Anyone interested in wildlife or looking to get out and enjoy a spring day should make plans to attend the 13th annual Herricks Cove Wildlife Festival on the Connecticut River in Rockingham on Sunday, May 6.

The festival brings together more than 25 outdoor, wildlife, environmental and conservation groups. The Granite State Zoo will be there all day with live animals.  Other presenters include Vermont Institute for Natural Science, Squam Lakes Natural Science Center, The International Wolf Center, the Southern Vermont Natural History Museum, story teller Brian Ellis and more.

The Silvio O. Conte National Fish and Wildlife Refuge’s exhibit “Watershed on Wheels (WoW) Express” will engage children in the beauty and wonder of the Connecticut River Watershed.  The WoW Express features seven kiosks and an interactive watershed table to engage children in biodiversity, wetlands, bald eagles, migratory birds, endangered species, migratory fish, food webs, and invasive species.

Activities are scheduled from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  The suggested donation is $2.00 for an individual and $5.00 for a family.

For more information, call Ascutney Mountain Audubon: 802-722-3355.

Herricks Cove is located just off of Route 5 less than three miles north of Bellows Falls.

Herricks Cove Wildlife Festival is co-sponsored by Ascutney Mountain Audubon, the Nature Museum, Vermont Fish & Wildlife, TransCanada Hydro, Luzenac America, Ben and Jerry’s Homemade, Eagle Optics, and Vermont Country Store.

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