U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORBUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
News.bytes Extra, issue 432
Not just for the birds
California Coastal National Monument celebrates 10-year anniversary at the Redwood Bird and Nature Festival
Hundreds of bird and nature enthusiasts gathered in Crescent City last weekend to celebrate the unique diversity of birds, habitats, wildlife, native plants, culture, and heritage found in Del Norte County. The California Redwoods Bird & Nature Festival, May 7-9 offered specialized programs led by expert local and regional ornithologists, biologists, botanists, naturalists, historians, and American Indians. (text continues below)
On Saturday at the Kids & Goslings Corner children celebrated the California Coastal National Monument by creating brown pelican headbands and coloring shorebird drawings. Artist Gary Bloomfield led a drawing class where children & adults learned how to draw seabirds by engaging their own ‘inner x-ray glasses’ to understand bird skeletons, to make drawing easy and fun.
At the BLM CCNM table Marcia DeChadenedes & Leisyka Parrott wore their own pelican headbands and gave away free posters in celebration of the 10th Anniversary of the California National Coastal Monument.
- Leisyka Parrott, BLM-California Arcata Field Office, 5/17/10
|Last updated: 05-21-2010|
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