New Hampshire Audubon Celebrates Spring on the Wing

Posted on March 11, 2015

March 28 event welcomes spring with a host of fun activities for adults and children

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Audubon announces “Spring on the Wing,” a jubilant celebration of a long-awaited new season, returning birds and outdoor fun. The family-friendly event, which features a host of hands-on activities for adults and children, will take place from 10 am to 3 pm on Saturday, March 28, 2015 at the McLane Audubon Center, 84 Silk Farm Road in Concord.

Attendees of all ages will participate in indoor and outdoor activities, including various crafts, scavenger hunts, bird stories, and live bird presentations. For a $5.00 material fee, participants can build a birdhouse to take home, complete with instructions on where to put it and optimal use.

Back by popular demand is a bird-themed, decorated cake contest, a great source of fun. Pre-registration is required. Judges will award prizes in adult and children’s categories, as well as a People’s Choice award, voted by attendees. The cakes will be raffled off to enjoy at home.

Generous local business donors include A&B Lumber Co., Hannaford Brothers Company, King Arthur Flour Company, Demoulas Market Basket, Gibson’s Bookstore, Chandler’s Cake and Candy Supplies and The Works Bakery Cafe.

Ruth Smith, NH Audubon’s community engagement manager, welcomes everyone to enjoy the day-long event.

“March is a time of change,” she said. “Spring has officially started, and many birds have already returned from their winter homes. Come join us to welcome them back, celebrate a new season, and have a lot of fun.”

Admission fees are – Individual: $5/$8 (member/non-member) and Families: $15/$25 (member/non-member).

For details, visit the NH Audubon Event Calendar or contact Ruth Smith: 224-9909, extension 313.

About New Hampshire Audubon

Founded in 1914, New Hampshire Audubon’s mission is to protect New Hampshire’s natural environment for wildlife and for people. It is an independent statewide membership organization with four nature centers throughout the state. Expert educators give programs to children, families, and adults at centers and in schools. Staff biologists and volunteers conduct bird conservation efforts such as the Peregrine Falcon restoration. New Hampshire Audubon protects thousands of acres of wildlife habitat and is a voice for sound policy on environmental issues. For information on New Hampshire Audubon, including membership, volunteering, programs, sanctuaries, and publications, call 244-9909, or visit www.nhaudubon.org.

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