Celebrate wildlife

May 10, 2013 

Get inspiration for your yard at the Tukwila Backyard Wildlife Festival.

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The 13th annual Tukwila Backyard Wildlife Festival is a free event to educate and inspire people to welcome wildlife into their backyards, gardens and communities.

Among the activities for the day are a guided bird tour along the Duwamish River at 10:30 a.m., “A Bird-Lovers Garden” by Marianne Binetti, “Environmentally Friendly Pest Control” by Ciscoe Morris at 1:30 p.m., educational exhibitor booths and native plant sales.

Free children’s activities include recycled arts and craft projects, making pine cone birdfeeders, a National Wildlife Federation family geocaching activity, Story Time with Ranger Rick at 10 a.m. and a performance by the Bubbleman at 11:30 a.m.

The event will run from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Tukwila Community Center, 12424 42nd Ave. S., Tukwila.

Learn more at backyardwildlifefestival.org.

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