Below are some photos from our 39th annual Mother’s Day Birding and Wildflower Festival. Due to cold, rainy weather, crowds were small, but everyone seemed to enjoy the activities offered.
Over 100 species of native plants were on display in the South Falls Lodge.
Professional Birding Guide Steve Shunk led visitors on a number of bird walks. Here, participants are watching a red-breasted sapsucker (a type of woodpecker) drumming on a light pole.
Susan Lafontaine and Stanley the Great Horned Owl from the Oregon Raptor Center presented a program about raptors titled “Feathered Hunters, Flying Mothers”
Friends of Silver Falls Interpreter Kim Maley arranging plants for the Native Plant Sale. We partnered with Champoeg Nursery this year and were able to provide 49 different species of native plants for sale.
The South Falls Lodge was a great place to escape from the rain! The native plant display continued its tradition of being one of the most popular activities of the event.