On Sunday, June 2nd from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm, Wilton Wildlife Preserve & Park will be hosting a Wildlife Festival at Historic Camp Saratoga on Scout Road in Gansevoort. The event will feature Karner blue butterfly walks, live animal programs, nature crafts, pond exploration, and hands-on fun. Activities will take place throughout the Camp Saratoga to encourage people to get out and explore the wonderful trail system since the Wildlife Festival is a registered National Trails Day event. All activities are offered free to the public.
Ongoing beginning at 11:00 am there will be numerous craft activities taking place in locations around Camp Saratoga. These will include coffee filter butterflies, clay printing, watercolor painting, and fish printing. There will be information tables about the Preserve & Park, its trail system, and the Blanding’s Turtle. Other local organizations will also be tabling at the festival and will include the Albany Pine Bush Preserve, Adirondack Mountain Club Saratoga/Glens Falls Chapter, Friends of Moreau Lake State Park, Hudson Crossing Park, Lower Adirondack Search and Rescue, the Saratoga Springs Public Library, and Sustainable Saratoga.
Festival goers will be able to purchase hamburgers, veggie burgers, dogs, and cold drinks at the BBQ pit. There will also be Stewart’s Ice Cream for sale and a bake sale of homemade goods.
The Festival will take place Rain or Shine with many of the activities moving under cover of Camp Saratoga’s many Pavilions, the dining hall and the International Paper Winter Lodge.
Wilton Wildlife Preserve & Park is a non-profit organization whose mission is to conserve ecological systems and natural settings while providing opportunities for environmental education and outdoor recreation. For more information please call the Preserve & Park office at 450-0321 or visit the website at www.wiltonpreserve.org.