Festival of the Magpie

Known for their sweet song and sometimes vicious aerial assaults, the magpie is a highly intelligent bird, and one that is often misunderstood.

To help people gain a better understanding of magpies and their habits, Cleland Wildlife Park is holding a two day ‘Festival of the Magpie’ event in conjunction with National Science Week and Book Week.

On the weekend of August 17 and 18, the park is hosting a range of activities for kids and the young-at-heart to celebrate the marvellous maggie.

Saturday:

11.00am Children’s entertainment- Mungo Magpie and friends

12.00pm Bird feeder making

1.30pm Children’s entertainment- Mungo Magpie and friends

2.00pm Special guest speaker John Gitsham, Director of Birds SA

2:30pm Magpie stories with Chris Daniels, author of “The Fearsome Flute Players”

3:00pm Bird feeder making

Sunday:

11.00am Children’s entertainment- Mungo Magpie and friends

12.00pm Bird feeder making

1.30pm Children’s entertainment- Mungo Magpie and friends

2.00pm Special guest speaker John Gitsham, Director of Birds SA

2:30pm Magpie stories with Chris Daniels, author of “The Fearsome Flute Players”

3:00pm Bird feeder making


Kids activities!

  • Big bird nest making- get hands on and creative and make your own human sized birds nest!
  • Bird feeder making- make a hanging bird seed feeder to take home and hang in your own garden!
  • Cleland Education’s bird trail- discover cool facts about birds all over the park!

 Special guest from SA Birds and Minton Farm will also be here all weekend to share their important work and information about magpies and our other native birds.

The Festival of the Magpie will be open 9.30am-5pm on Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th of August.

All activities and talks are free with park entry.

 

 

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