FYI - Kern Valley Turkey Vulture Festival
- 12th Annual Kern Valley Vulture Festival Audubon California - Kern
River Preserve 18747 Hwy 178 Weldon, CA "The Friend's of the
Kern River Preserve" mission is to protect one of California's
finest riparian forests for the benefit of the wildlife and people that
are a part of this wonderful place. We invite you to join us for
another fine festival.
Friday, September 29th - 5 p.m - 7 p.m. Vulture drop in at the Kern
Saturday, September 30th - 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Festival at the Kern River
Sunday October 1st Field Trips only - various leaders and locations
around the Kern River Valley and Southern Sierra
With silver-lined wings catching each rising pocket of warm air, Turkey
Vultures have begun their annual flight of passage through the
beautiful blue skies of the Kern River Valley.
Autumn is the time to celebrate the magnificence of vultures and to
appreciate the palate of color that fall brings to our area. So many
vultures and so many people will help herald this special event.
Join us for our 12th Annual Turkey Vulture Festival. A variety of
activities are planned to help you enjoy your visit to the Kern Valley.
The Friends of the Kern River Preserve will be on hand to help
interpret the region and Charlotte Goodson will delight the children
with stories and crafts. Windwolves Preserve, FACT, Hwy 178 Corridor
Celebration, Friends of the Hatchery, Herp-Ecology, US Postal Service
special Turkey Vulture Cancellation Station, The Lepidopterists'
Society, Sierra Forest Keeper, Sequoia National Forest, along with
other still confirming booths will provide exciting information about
the Kern River Valley and nearby conservation efforts.
Listen to the sounds of music from the talented groups. "Out of the
Blue" and "Carrion Luggage". These roving troubadours will delight and
engage guests in song beginning at noon.
Learn about native plant gardening, feeding birds, how to use
binoculars, Turkey Vultures and so much more relating to nature's
After the booths have closed up, stay for a picnic at the preserve and
observe the vultures drop into the forest for their overnight rest
before continuing their long journey to points south of the Rio Grande.
Sunday is devoted to field trips around the Kern Valley.
Festival Headquarters at Audubon-California's Kern River Preserve
(Signed entrance on the north side of Hwy. 178 1.1 mile east of Sierra
Way, 31 miles west of Hwy. 14, 57 miles east of Hwy. 99 in
Bakersfield), Weldon, Kern County, California.
Please check the Vulture Festival web page for the complete schedule.
Note: Net profits from field trip fees support the Kern Valley
Festivals and the Kern River Preserve.
Alison Sheehey - volunteer outreach coordinator
P.O. Box 833
Weldon, CA 93283
http://kern.audubon.org <http://kern.audubon.org/> - "Protecting the
South Fork Kern River riparian forest and the wildlife that calls it
http://natureali.org <http://natureali.org/> - "Sharing the magic of
central California's biodiversity with the world."
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