Reminder: Edmonds Watershed Fun Fair at Willow Creek Hatchery May 5

You’ll find kid-friendly activities at the Edmonds Watershed Fun Fair. (Photo courtesy City of Edmonds)

The annual Edmonds Watershed Fun Fair is set for 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, May 5, at the Willow Creek Salmon Hatchery

There will be family-friendly exhibits, games, nature crafts and activities especially for kids, including fish feeding, face painting, exhibits and demonstrations on recycling, stormwater, creating wildlife habitat, rain gardens, tours of the native plant garden and fish hatchery.

The first 50 guests will receive a free potted native plant, and kids get to take home a plant-able prize of their own. No registration is required for this free event.

Activities include:

12:30 – 1:15 p.m. The Magic of Butterflies and Ladybugs

Flutter and fly with two magical garden creatures – butterflies and ladybugs. Join Urban Farmer Lisa Taylor and her Garden Critter Academy Puppets on a magic and story filled adventure to discover how butterflies and ladybugs live and grow. Sing and dance as the awkward caterpillar changes into a magnificent butterfly and ladybug patrols keep the garden in balance. Lisa Taylor’s Garden Critter Academy is an interactive family edu-tainment show that teaches about the insects and invertebrates in an organic garden through a mix of songs, storytelling, movement and puppetry.

1:30 – 3 p.m. Raingarden Tour

Join staff from WSU Snohomish County Extension on a tour of residential rain gardens located along Third Avenue. Learn about rain garden design, structure and function. Bring home a Rain Garden Handbook of Western Washington and a list of local resources to get you started. Tour will set off from the Willow Creek Hatchery. Wear sturdy walking shoes and dress for the weather.

For more information, contact Jennifer Leach at 425-771-0227 or [email protected]

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