Original post at LiveAlgoma.com

The annual Algoma Bird Celebration is scheduled for 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at the Algoma Youth Club, 620 Lake Street. This free community celebration of International Migratory Bird Day offers activities of interest for all ages.

Vendor sales and displays by local organizations will be available all day to offer products and information from A to Z regarding bees, birds, flowers, trees, gardening, photography tips, garden ornamentals, landscaping ideas, and more.

Children’s Activities & Bird Relevant Programs

The children’s activity area will offer stories and coloring pages by artist Janet Tlachac-Toonen and origami making.  Food sales provided by the Algoma United Methodist Men will benefit the Heifer International Project.

Programs will begin at 10 a.m. with “Getting the Picture: Song Birds, Shore Birds, Waterfowl” presented by local nature photographer Robert Kuhn, whose annual updates highlight wondrous bird sightings  in and around Algoma.

At 11 a.m. meet a live red-tailed hawk at a kid friendly program presented by Kim Diedrich, Chief Naturalist at Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary.

Enjoy lunch at the celebration, followed at 12:30 p.m. by “Birdscaping with Native Plants” presented by Karen Newbern of Door County Landscape & Nursery.

Algoma’s Bird Bistro Program Update

Information about Bird City Algoma’s “Bird Bistro” community-wide gardening effort will be offered. Returning and new “Bird Bistro” gardeners are encouraged to attend.  The Bird Bistro effort encourages nature friendly gardening practices through education and information sharing.

The Algoma Bird Celebration is an annual event presented by the Bird City Algoma Committee.  Visit the committee’s website at birdcityalgoma.com, find them on Facebook or call 920-487-8136 for more information.