Earth Day/Migratory Bird Day – Saturday, April 20, 10AM to 4PM – Douglas County Fairgrounds

Umpqua Valley Audubon Society will have a booth again this year as a part of the Migratory Bird Day celebration which has become a regular part of the Earth Day festivities at the Douglas County Fairgrounds.

Our main activity will be one for children – making a simple bird feeder using a pine cone into which they will pack suet and then roll into bird seed.  This gooey cone will be placed in a plastic bag so the kids can take it home and hang it by the wire attached to the cone and watch the birds that come to feed. 

If you can, please volunteer to be at our booth.  We have three scheduled 2-hour shifts:  10AM-12PM, 12P-2P and 2P-4P.  If you can work only part of a shift, that is fine; if you can work at a time that overlaps two shifts, that is also fine.  Duties: Help the kids get started and coach them along, but you don’t have to get your hands in the stuff unless you want to, in which case, plastic gloves and an apron will be provided.  We will also be there to answer questions about birds, Audubon, to plug the spring and fall Swift Watches and whatever else pops up.

To volunteer, please email or call Nancy Fuller or 630.862.1436.

Whether you’re able to volunteer or not, please drop by the booth!  Thank you very much!