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Out & About

6th Annual NatureFest

The weather helped entice residents to go outdoors last weekend and enjoy the 6th Annual NatureFest at Runnymede Park.

The event offered 13 stations for visitors to learn about everything from snakes to fossils. The largest attractions among children were the live toads, snakes and turtles, where children could hold and touch the creatures. The other event that drew most of the visitors was the live raptor show where Lois Martin Napier brought out her two owls and a red-shouldered hawk.

Other stations included a bat tent, a butterfly tent with more than 100 Monarch butterflies, a stream life station, a fossil stations, as well as areas for children to get their faces painted, play in the sand and pet live animals.

At the end of the event those who visited 10 of the 13 stations — and had the stamps on their passports to prove it — received a large gourmet cookie.