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Celebrate Carson Valley and wildlife diversity at Wings & Willows Festival July 16



CARSON VALLEY — Thousands of plant and animal species call the Carson Valley and eastern Sierra Nevada home.  Join professionals, hobbyists and rubber-neckers (or sightseers) in learning more about the plants and animals at home in these unique ecosystems which soars from the Carson River and Carson Valley to the peaks of the Sierra Nevada Front Range.   Attend the Wings & Willows Festival on July 16th, 2011 at The Nature Conservancy’s River Fork Ranch in beautiful Genoa, Nevada.

Up to twenty tours will explore birds, butterflies, wildflowers, wetlands, and mountain meadows, as well as a host of free educational presentations and workshops on topics such as birding, botany, pollinators, and the Carson River.   Family activities and crafts, various exhibitors and vendors, live entertainment, and much more will round out the day with something for every member of the family from GrandDad to Junior!

The Wings and Willows Festival will begin with the first tours at 8:00 am and conclude with the Sunset Serenity Tour and a live band at 8:00 pm.  The various workshops and presentations will be offered throughout the day, as well as the craft activities and other interesting things to do and see, such as live animals and raptor displays.

For tour registrations, presentation schedule, and current festival information or announcements, please visit us at www.wingsnwillowsfestival.com.   We can also be found on Facebook! For other information, please call 775-247-2798 or email [email protected] .

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