The Audubon Society held its annual Nature Fair on May 2 at its sanctuary in Chevy Chase. This year’s event attracted between 600-1,000 people, said Ellouise Schoettler, fair director for the Audubon Society. “Mostly little people,” she said. “We had lots of families.
The fair had a wide variety of activities, programs and crafts.
Some of the events were geared to one of the most topical natural stories of the spring, the emergence of the 17-year cicadas. “They were learning about cicadas. Of course, we’re going to be learning a lot about cicadas in the coming months,” Schoettler said.
One of the main goals of the nature fair was achieved, people were drawn to the nature sanctuary. “We want people to come to this place,” Schoettler said.