Got kids, or maybe you’re just a big animal-loving kid at heart? Then come to the 14th Annual Kids’ Crane Festival Saturday (Oct. 6) at the Monte Vista National Wildlife Refuge. The event offers an amazing opportunity to learn about animals who live on refuges throughout the San Luis Valley, which, of course, includes seeing Sandhill Cranes who visit the refuge every autumn and spring.
A complimentary lunch for the entire family from noon to 12:30 p.m. is followed by activities such as archery, a scavenger hunt, a puppet show, nest and egg hunts, origami crafting and migration and pollination games. Bring walking shoes or a bicycle and helmet for an adventure around the refuge, as the auto loop is open for hiking and bicycling.
The festival will happen rain or shine and no reservations are necessary. Children must be accompanied by an adult. The refuge is located approximately seven miles south of Monte Vista on Route 15. For more information call Tim Armstrong at 719-852-2452.