Today the kids and I went to the Turkey Vulture Festival. It was a great time. Here are some of the many turkey vultures we saw. The kids were very good today. A combination of factors helped, I'm sure: it was morning, they were well fed, it was outdoors, and it was a novelty. Whatever else it was, it was great!
There were many booths set up, some were vendors, others were free information the the Forest Service, the Rescue the Condors people, and others. There was a lady who came and had crafts and stories for kids. She was my favorite! The kids made these caterpillars. Even Ed and Will... ah! Will was SO GOOD. He was the boy who refused to do any craft of any type at playgroup.
From left to right: Jessie's (and mine!), Ed's (he picked the eyes), Kacy's, and Will's. I love how the eyes and antennae are all different.
The fur quiz- you got to touch the furs, read the riddle, and then lift a page up to see what animal it was! It was great. Having very tactile kids, they loved this.
Almost the perfect group shot of my kids, except someone from the group is missing...
There were a few turtles hanging around, and a big one was in this circle. The kids loved watching it. They also enjoyed looking at the snakes, too. There were a few musical acts there. Very festival-ly - guitars, Native flute playing, a bow bass, and singing around the campfire type of stuff. We recognized a Merle Haggard song.
All in all, it was a fun outing. Ryan couldn't go because he's on a campout with the YM.