AG AND OUTDOORS BRIEFS
Nature Festival set April 9 in Cameron
CAMERON–The second annual Milam County Nature Festival will be held from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Saturday, April 9 at Wilson- Ledbetter Park in Cameron.
This is an educational and fun family event for all age groups with presentations, exhibits and hands on activities in a variety of nature areas including birds, bats, insects, butterflies, snakes, horned lizards, fish, wild animals, wildflowers, native grasses and much more.
There will be free backpacks for kids loaded with all sorts of goodies, and many hands- on activities such as animal track molds, scavenger hunts, face painting, archeological digging, wildflower and pollinator projects and more.
Outside booths and inside presentations will cover a wide range of nature topics - snakes and reptiles including the Horned Lizard, harvester ants, wildflowers, bees and pollinators, native grasses, bats, birds, knapping, wildlife control, fire prevention with Smokey the Bear, a number of special visitors from Cameron Park Zoo, and more. This will be a great event for family members of all ages.
For more information, visit: http://txmn.org/elcamino/ naturefest/.
Photo deadline March 31
The El Camino Real Chapter of Master Naturalists is again sponsoring a Nature Photo Contest. It will be held in conjunction with the second annual Milam County Nature Festival at Wilson-Ledbetter Park in Cameron on April 9, spokesperson Paula Engelhardt announced.
Divisions are 18 and older, 12-17 and under 12 years old. There are five categories: people in nature, wildlife, landscape/ scenery, plants and funny nature photo.
Entries will be judged prior to the festival and the deadline for entries is March 31. All entries (space permitting) and winning photographs will be on display at the Nature Fest.
Contest rules and guidelines, entry forms and information on how to submit photographs can be picked up at the Agri- Life Extension Office in Cameron, Monday through Friday or obtained from the El Camino Real website at: http://txmn.org/elcamino/naturefest/photocontest/.