Lake Thunderbird nature center events celebrate moms, migratory birds

Children and adults are invited to upcoming activities celebrating birds and turtles at Lake Thunderbird's Discovery Cove Nature Center in Norman.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Published: May 8, 2013
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— The Discovery Cove Nature Center at Lake Thunderbird State Park will celebrate International Migratory Bird Day on Saturday with a slate of bird-related activities.

The nature center is off State Highway 9 on Clear Bay Avenue.

A bird walk at 9 a.m. will kick off the day's events. At 11 a.m., naturalist Kathy Furneaux will present a slideshow on “Birds of Lake Thunderbird.” Information and activities for children ages 4 to 7 will be presented at 1 p.m.

Children ages 6 and older can make hummingbird feeders out of baby food jars at 2:30 p.m. for a fee of $1, or 50 cents if you bring your own baby food jar. At 3:30 p.m., children 3 and older can make bird bookmarks for 50 cents.

Children can make Mother's Day cards and bookmarks in a special come-and-go session from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday. The activity is for children ages 3 and older. The cost is 50 cents per card or bookmark.

Turtle Day coming

On May 25, the nature center will celebrate Turtle Day with an 11 a.m. session at which children and adults can meet the center's five different kinds of turtles.

At 1 p.m., Furneaux will lead a session on “Oklahoma Turtles” for children ages 3 to 5. Children can make turtle crafts at 2:30 p.m. Cost is $1.

At 5:30 p.m., children and adults can witness the center's turtle feeding time, as long as children are supervised and promise to be quiet so the turtles will come out and eat.


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