May 13, 2016

Contact: Steph Deidrick

Celebrate birding at Wings Over Weston May 14

The public is invited to learn more about birding at Wings Over Weston, held at Weston Bend State Park. The festival will be held 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 14 at the Bee Creek Shelter, south of the park’s main entrance.

The festival will be celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act and include more than 30 activities about birds, bird migration, and the importance of habitat conservation. There will be live birds, games, crafts, bird banding, and guided hikes. Attendees are encouraged to bring a lunch and enjoy a picnic at the park.

Transportation from Kansas City is provided if needed. The bus will leave Anita B Gorman Discovery Center, 4750 Troost Ave Kansas City MO, at 9 a.m. and will return to Kansas City by 4 p.m. To reserve a place on the shuttle, please call 816-759-7313 x1162. 

Sponsors for Wings Over Weston include: Burroughs Audubon, Missouri State Parks, Missouri Master Naturalist, Missouri Department of Conservation, Audubon Missouri, Aveda, the City of Weston, Artist & Craftsman Supply, and Midland Empire Audubon.

Weston Bend State Park is located at 16600 Highway 45 North, Weston MO.  For more information about the event, call Weston Bend State Park at 816-640-5443. Missouri State Parks is supported by the one-tenth of one-percent Parks, Soils and Water Sales Tax, which accounts for approximately 75 percent of the budget to repair, improve and maintain state parks and historic sites. Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.

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