Annual Wildlife Festival – Sunday, April 23, 2017


Sunday, April 23, 2017
11:30am – 4:30pm
Wagner Ranch NATURE AREA
350 Camino Pablo, Orinda CA  94563

 Family-Friendly. Free Admission. All Welcome.

Program of Events

Come enjoy the beautiful historic ranch and 18-acre nature preserve, rarely open to the public.  Join a variety of activities for all ages, especially kids.  Featuring wildlife fun at the pond (red-legged frogs and our resident western pond turtle, Mr. T).  Visit animals in the garden (goats and beautiful parrots from the CC Avian Society).  Try out DIY gardening projects, hands-on nature arts and crafts, and earth day games.  Join a rare docent tour of the meadows, woodland, ponds and streams, and the historic home site of Theodore Wagner, California’s first Surveyor General. Food and beverages will be available for purchase, or bring your own picnic to enjoy at our many picnic tables. Several community organizations will also present earth-friendly endeavors. Visit our silent auction table.  And more!

Children get your Wildlife Guides stamped at 10 stations and get a free honey stick at the Bee Station!

Activities in the Central Area
Enjoy Live Parrots! Contra Costa Avian Society – George Boscoe
Chester Miner & Native American Singers & Drummers
Sustainable Contra Costa
Friends of the Wagner Ranch Nature Area
Orinda Historical Society
Friends of the Moraga Adobe
Live music performed by ALMA students
Solar Oven Cooking – Wendy Helms
Nature Fun – Jonathan Price EBMUD
Tile Painting –
Nature Art – Mary Ghidella
Buzzing with Honey Bees – Steve Gentry

Tables
Electric Car Test Drive
Friends of Orinda Creeks, Pond Activities
Little Yellow House display with James Wright
Wildlife Tattoos – Coyote Brush Studios
Face Painting – Orinda Juniorettes
Tours start from Tour Tree every 20 minutes, beginning at 12:40 Reg Barrett, John Helms, and Marjie Musante

Activities in the Garden
Parents for a Safer Environment
Massage by Derry Calay
OIS Green Teamolivef-steve-1
Plein Air Artists
St. Marys Students – Hands-on Activity Stations
Garden Activities and Games – Lilana Spindler
Native stories of Island California – Ann Alton 1:00
Critter Hunt in Garden – Marjie Musante 2:00
Kindergarten and younger – take home toy critters!

Activities in the Dining Area
Food Tent
Food Tickets
Columnist, Joan Morris & Wildlife on Candid Camera
Frontier Chemistry – Daniel Phillips – 3:00
Plants for sale
Volunteer/Presenter Sign In
Raffle Drawing – 4:00