Sunday, August 24, 2008

Wildlife Festival

LOOKING for something fun to do as a family this weekend, we came across a wildlife festival that sounded interesting.

They had all kinds of stalls with various connections to animals - from Native American handicrafts that showed how previous generations respected animals by 'using' every part of them and not wasting anything, to fishing and hunting organisations, to animal rescue and welfare groups. We saw and touched alligators and boas, porcupines, pot bellied pigs, horses, hawks and much more. We learned how skins were tanned, bones used, and various aspects of the circle of life that we'd never thought to question. We bought a hand crafted bird and squirrel feeder and learned about the best way to observe these animals in the back garden.

And Emma got to be a monkey as the littlest person on the biggest slide.

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