Herricks Cove Wildlife Festival

Presented by Ascutney Mountain Audubon Society, Vermont Fish and Wildlife, and Great River Hydro

Despite rainy weather, over a thousand people enjoyed the Herricks Cove Wildlife Festival on May 6, 2018. Highlights from the festival can be seen in five minutes on YouTube by clicking here.

The festival will return next year on the first Sunday in May (May 5, 2019). Volunteers, exhibitors, and sponsors are needed to make the next festival a success. If you are willing to participate, please contact Ellen Allman of AMAS (ellenallman@gmail.com).

Programs and activities for the May 2018 festival

7:00      Bird Walk with Don Clark - Meet at boat landing
7:30 - 10:30 Bird banding with VT Center for Ecostudies

10:00  Exhibits open and programs begin    
10:00  Butterfly program & t-shirt painting 

10:30  Turtle Walk with Jim Andrews - Meet at the Cardinal
10:30  VINS Raptor program - Tent 6

11:30  Valley Quest Walk - Meet at the Cardinal
11:30  Southern Vermont Natural History Museum - Tent 6

1:00      Bat Program with Jerry Schneider
1:00      Turtle Walk with Jim Andrews - Meet at the Cardinal

2:00      Lindsey & Her Puppets - Tent 6
2:00      Bug Walk With Michael Sabourin - Meet at the Cardinal

3:00      Squam Lake - Why do They do That? - Tent 6

4:00      Festival Ends

Ongoing Events:
Vermont Fish & Wildlife Exhibits
Southern Vermont Natural History Museum
Wildlife Encounters
Vermont Center for Ecostudies -eBird and iNaturalist
Let's Go Fishing
 4-H Trailer
Children's tent with crafts, face painting and activities
 And much more..
Food provided by:
     Chester Rotary, Jamaican Jewelz & Smokin' Bowls 

This year's festival was funded by Great River Hydro, Vermont Watershed Management Fund, Imerys Talc, Ben and Jerry's, HB Energy Solutions, Chester Rotary, and Mascoma Bank.

Herricks Cove is located off Exit 6 of I-91. Take 103 east to Rt. 5 north. After crossing the Williams River, turn right on the Herricks Cove Road.  

Herricks Cove 2018 Publicity Poster

Herricks Cove Wildlife Festival 2014 on YouTube

Images from previous festivals: