May 04, 2015

Contact: Steph Deidrick

Wings Over Weston at Weston Bend State Park May 9

The public is invited to enjoy “Wings Over Weston” on Saturday, May 9 at Weston Bend State Park from
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The festival celebrates and raises awareness for birds and monarchs, their migration and the importance of conservation of habitat.

The festival is a family-friendly event for children and adults of every age. Activities include arts and crafts, face painting, games, guided bird hikes, bird banding and rescued birds from Operation Wildlife. Live music will be provided by the Bluegrass Tornadoes and a food truck will be available.

Partners, sponsors and volunteers include Missouri State Parks, Burroughs Audubon, Audubon Missouri, Missouri Department of Conservation, City of Weston, Platte County Parks and Recreation, Missouri Master Naturalists, The Wildlife Society, Missouri River Bird Observatory and Operation Wildlife.

Weston Bend State Park is located off of Highway 45 near Weston. For more information about the event, call Weston Bend State Park at 816-640-5443. For more information on state parks and historic sites, visit Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.