The vultures have returned to Wenonah, New Jersey for another winter. In just a handful of weeks, on Saturday, March 1st, it will be time to officially celebrate these gentle giants with the East Coast Vulture Festival 2008. There are a number of new things in store for the Festival this year:
We've added an afternoon of free children's activities: crafts, games, and storytelling. For both the young and young-at-heart, there will be nature talks, displays, and guided walks to the local vulture roosting areas.
In the evening, the stage of Wenonah Elementary School will be graced by live vultures and birds of prey. The Center for Birds of Prey, of Charleston, South Carolina, will be our featured presenter.
A new reduced-price children's ticket is available for the evening event.
As always, the evening event will have a little slice of "everything vulture": vulture-themed music, dancing costumed vultures, and a good helping of vulture merchandise for sale. The desserts are to die for, although you wouldn't want to with all the vultures around!
Tickets for the evening event must be ordered in advance. The best way to do that is to visit our website at www.EastCoastVultureFestival.org and print out the order form. While you're there, be sure to take a look at the 2008 Festival T-shirt, which features an elegant black vulture. These are ordered in advance also; we'll have them ready for pick-up at the Festival.
We hope to see you at the Festival this year. Don't forget to Look Alive!
Secretary, Wenonah Environmental Commission