Northern Colorado Birding Fair gets new name, with event set for Sept. 21

Come spread your wings and branch out with a new festival that celebrates the unique nature of Northern Colorado. The Northern Colorado Birding Fair is getting a new name, a new date and a whole lot more pizzazz! The NoCo Nature Festival, which replaces the Birding Fair, is planned for 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21 at the Fossil Creek Reservoir Regional Open Space.

Everyone is invited to a free day of fun and learning for the whole family that includes live animals, interactive activities, live music, food, presentations, giveaways, a nature costume contest, vendors, a silent auction and more! Free parking and shuttle available. Come join in on this nature-filled festival with the whole family! Some of this year’s highlights include presentations by WOLF,The Snake Conservancy, and Nature’s Educators.

Did you say free? Entry to the NoCo Nature Festival is free for all thanks to Poudre Pet & Feed Supply and other sponsors and vendors. To help keep the event free, donations from the visiting public will also be accepted.

Directions and more information: The NoCo Nature Festival is at Fossil Creek Reservoir Regional Open Space, managed by the City of Fort Collins, on Carpenter Road, 1-mile west of the Interstate 25/Colorado 392 Windsor exit. Contact Heather Young at Larimer County Natural Resources for more information, 970-679-4489 or hyoung@larimer.org.

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