BURROWING OWL FESTIVAL
Sponsored by the Cape Coral Friends of Wildlife
Celebrate Cape Coral’s official city bird at the 9th Annual Burrowing Owl Festival. Scheduled for Saturday, February 26, 2011 from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., this FUN day is full of activities for the whole family.
There will be guided nature and bird walks, live animals, demonstrations on how to install a starter burrow, perch making and burrow maintenance, exhibitor’s display tables, bus tours to active burrowing owl nests, tours of the butterfly house and of course the very popular Kindness Animal Hospital’s children’s activity tent.
The Cape Coral Friends of Wildlife, is a not-for-profit, volunteer organization dedicated to preserving and protecting wildlife in Cape Coral, especially the Burrowing Owl. Cape Coral has Florida’s largest population of Burrowing Owls and people come from all over the world to see and photograph our city bird. Burrowing Owls are listed as a Species of Special Concern, but, with education and appropriate care and concern, the residents of Cape Coral can help the owls avoid becoming a threatened species. This festival is designed as a fun way to educate people of all ages about the owls and to get residents actively involved in the preservation and care of this fantastic little creature.
There is a requested donation of $5 per person for admission to the festival, but children under 12 are FREE. Proceeds from the festival go directly to local wildlife preservation and protection.
For more information, call the Cape Coral Friends of Wildlife at 239-980-2593 or contact them by email at firstname.lastname@example.org