Herrick’s Cove Wildlife Festival on May 3
Posted on 04/14/2015
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Herrick’s Cove Wildlife Festival on May 3

If you’re a wildlife enthusiast itching for spring then be sure to check out the 16th annual Herrick’s Cove Wildlife Festival on Sunday, May 3, 2015 in Rockingham, Vermont.

Herrick’s Cove, on the Connecticut River, hosts one of the most popular festivals in the area, with organizers reporting more than 2,000 people attending last year’s event.  The festival includes nature walks and live animals such hawks, owls, mammals, and reptiles. 

“Vermonters really enjoy the wild animals and wild places that make the state so special,” said Forrest Hammond, bear project leader with Vermont Fish & Wildlife. “This festival gives participants a chance to experience some of these animals firsthand and learn about the importance of conserving their habitats so future generations can appreciate them as well.”

Activities are scheduled from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  The suggested donation is $2.00 for an individual and $5.00 for a family.  Pets are not allowed. 

Herrick’s Cove is located just off Route 5, less than three miles north of Bellows Falls.

For more information visit the Herrick’s Cove Wildlife Festival’s Facebook page or the website at http://www.nature-museum.org/herrickscove.html.

The event is presented by Ascutney Mountain Audubon Society, The Nature Museum at Grafton, TransCanada Hydro, and Vermont Fish & Wildlife, and it is sponsored by TransCanada Hydro, HB Energy Solutions, Imerys Talc, Ben and Jerry's, Bellows Falls Rotary, Mascoma Savings Bank, Vermont Country Store, and Eagle Optics.

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