UI Museum of Natural History at Pelican Festival 2015
The festival will center around large migratory flocks of American White Pelicans that stop to rest and forage for fish here on Coralville Lake. Interpreters from local birding groups will be present to help visitors view pelicans through binoculars and spotting scopes (provided).
Besides pelican viewing, from 12:30 to 3 PM, short talks will be presented, featuring subjects on pelicans, the fish of Coralville Lake, Ornate Box Turtles, and mussels (freshwater clams).At least 15 exhibitors will have displays about conservation and other topics about nature and the outdoors. Iowa Audubon will feature a silent auction of bird-related items, with proceeds going to the group's conservation projects. Indian Creek Nature Center will feature a gift shop with many nature-related items for all ages. A local charitable organization food vendor will also offer lunch items, snacks and beverages for purchase, and kids can get free face paintings from Funny Face Designs.
Join us for lots of outdoor fun and education at this Sept 13 event sponsored by Iowa Audubon, the Iowa City Bird Club, Cedar Rapids Audubon, US Army Corps of Engineers, and Iowa DNR.