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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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
Vermont Fish & Wildlife Exhibits
Southern Vermont Natural History Museum
Vermont Center for Ecostudies -eBird and iNaturalist
Let's Go Fishing
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.