Walk on the Wildside! Outdoor Festival on Saturday, May 17

Visitors to the May 17 Festival should see plenty of birds like these black-necked stilts and plenty of "nature in the bud"! Great event for families, kids and grandkids!

Here is an upcoming, exploratory event great for kids or grandkids…, just 35 miles north of Stockton:

Walk on the Wildside! Outdoor Festival
Saturday, May 17, 2014

Walk on the Wildside
May 17, 2014 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the Beach Lake Preserve, Freeport, 8301 River Rd(916) 875-WILD 

If you’d enjoy a fun, FREE family-oriented day in the country with lively entertainment and up-close personal views of many wildlife species, mark your calendar and plan to attend Walk on the Wildside, May 17th. Join Stone Lakes National Wildlife Refuge and local partners in celebrating International Migratory Bird Day and local conservation successes on the SRCSD Bufferlands Beach Lake Preserve.

The free event is held from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. near the town of Freeport, California, at the Beach Lake Picnic Area. Event Highlights: Live wild animal presentations by Wild Things, Inc. Live folk music by Horse Sense, Children’s puppet show by Jason Adair, special tours of wetlands, riparian forests, and heron rookeries, food vendors, 20+ conservation exhibitors & hands-on activities. Children’s activity center with games & prizes hosted by the Girl Scouts, along with Girl Scout badgework activities.  FREE Event and parking!
Saturday, May 17th

Directions:  Take I-5 south of Sacramento.  Exit I-5 at Pocket Rd, drive east.  At Freeport Blvd turn south.  Continue 2 miles through the town of Freeport, past the gold course.  Turn left at the signs opposite Cliff’s Marina.  Continue to Beach Lake Park.

No Pets or Alcohol.  Free Event and Parking.  For more information, please visit www.bufferlands.com

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