Edmonds to celebrate National Wildlife Week beginning Sunday

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Starting next Sunday, March 14, Edmonds Backyard Wildlife Habitat will celebrate National Wildlife Week with a variety of activities for all ages:

Sunday, March 13:  Presentation on “How to Create a Wildlife Habitat Garden” talk from 10 a.m. to noon at the Edmonds Wildlife Habitat & Native Plant Demonstration Garden located at 95 Pine St., Edmonds, off Highway 104. The talk will take place down the hill at the Willow Creek Salmon Hatchery Classroom.

Tuesday, March 15: “Backyard Birds of Washington, How to Identify and Attract the Top 25 Birds.” Pilchuck Audubon Education Chair Laura Spehar will give a power point presentation at the Willow Creek Hatchery Classroom Building from 7-9 p.m. All ages are welcome to attend this free event, but note that there is no on-site bathroom.

Thursday, March 17: Join us at the Edmonds Artwalk — bring the kids by the Fabric of Life store at 523 Main St. from 5-8 p.m. to pick-up some cool freebies from the National Wildlife Federation. Also in honor of Artwalk we will be giving out coloring sheets created by our own local artist and wildlife enthusiast, Sue Coccia.

Friday, March 18:  “Wildlife Movie Night” at 7 p.m. Join us for the film, “First Flight: A Mother Hummingbird’s Story.” This 45-minute film is delightful. We will have local hummingbird Q&A at the end of the movie. Free and all ages are welcome, but no on-site bathroom. The film will be shown at the Willow Creek Hatchery Classroom Building located off Hwy104 at 95 Pine St.

 For more information about these events, contact Laura Spehar at 425-672-2150 or via email at edmondsbwh@gmail.com or visit the Edmonds Backyard Wildlife Habitat website.

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