Verde Valley Birding and Nature Festival

Dead Horse Ranch State Park

Saturday, April 27, 2019   9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Birds, bugs, and nature!

Hummers, Bugs, and Butterflies: Which plants attract bugs, hummers, and different creatures? Learn about hummingbird and monarch butterfly migrations and make a seed and mud ball to take home!

Binocs and Birds: Learn how to use binoculars, some common birding etiquette, and some basic bird identification as we watch for birds.

Pond Life: What creatures can we find in a pond or river and what does that teach us about water quality? Take home a pond water aquarium project at this interactive exhibit!

Beaks, Feet, and Feed: Why do birds have different beaks, feet, feed, and habitats? Get a seed feeder assembly kit to take home!

Beavers, Dens, and Dams: What impact do beavers and dam-making have on water retention? Build a simulation dam project and experiment to find out!

Kinder-Pavilion available for children ages 5 and under.


Kayaking the lagoon: 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.