The Town of Port Royal along with the Friends of Port Royal Cypress Wetlands Committee invites the community to celebrate the 8th Birthday for the Birds on April 25th from 9 AM to 11 AM.
This unique, one of a kind event showcases Beaufort County’s wonderful natural resources, the Port Royal Rookery and Wetlands, along with the incredible wildlife living within.
This exciting free Community Celebration focuses upon the various species living in this habitat along with educational and information resources. With support from the Fripp Island Audubon Club and other organizations, it will be an informative and fun day to enjoy the Port Royal Rookery and Wetlands. Representatives from the LowCountry Habitat for Humanity, Fripp Island Wildlife Department along with Hunting Island Park Rangers will be onsite as they showcase many inhabitants of the wetlands including alligators and other species.
Master Naturalists (TOUR SIGN-UPS BEGIN AT 8:30 AM) will be there as educational guides giving boardwalk tours of the wetlands along with answering any questions. There will be a Scavenger Hunt with check-offs for finding all the unique species and when completed, can proudly show off by wearing their well earned “I Found all the Wildlife Species at the Port Royal Rookery.” On this fun day of celebration, there will be Face Painting by Kandace Palmer of Southern Palette Art Studio, local school children’s artwork and puppets to view and a delicious Birthday Cake.
There will be kazoos to play as you tip your bird hat and Cypress Wetlands coloring books donated by the Beaufort Soil & Conservation District for the children to enjoy. Look for the Costumed Bird Greeters, the 1979 Silver Toyota Land Cruiser Pick-Up festively decorated with Birds for the Event, all combining for a morning of fun and education for the whole community.
The event, created by the commitment and vision of Pete Richards* through the Town of Port Royal, who wished to share his love of birding, and, in his own words said, “The importance of the birthday is making wildlife and birds accessible to community, families, and children.
It is now in its 8th year.” The Town of Port Royal has generously helped along with Audubon and the many volunteers who work to provide this fun day to the community and their families. Please like us on Facebook at Friends of Port Royal Cypress Wetlands. We look forward to seeing you there.
*Pete Richards passed on Saturday, February 29th.
Features photos courtesy Nature Muse Imagery