Wildlife & Harvest Day
Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society and the City of Cupertino would like to invite you to attend Wildlife & Harvest Day - one of the premier festivals in the Bay Area where hundreds of families come together to celebrate the harvest season and learn about local birds, nature, ecology, and wildlife. Over a dozen nature-oriented organizations will provide live animals demonstrations, educational presentations, free hands-on activities, an early morning bird walk, nestbox and bird feeder construction, face painting, and more. Don't miss out on the fun! We'll see you there!
Location and Parking
Wildlife & Harvest Day festivities are located at Blackberry Farm located near our headquarters in McClellan Ranch Preserve, all located in Cupertino. There is limited onsite parking for elderly and disabled at Blackberry Farm, as well as plenty of additional parking a short walk away at Monta Vista High School.
Volunteers are needed to help us make Wildlife & Harvest Day 2018 the best one yet! We'll need help with projects like set-up in the morning and take-down in the afternoon, as well as arts and crafts tables, nest box building, and more! Sign up for a shift through the link below. We are looking forward to working with you!
Young artists in grades preschool through twelve (ages 5-18 years old) can participate in this yearly art contest to develop a logo for Wildlife & Harvest Day. All artwork features native California wildlife. The winning logo will be printed and displayed on event flyers, posters, T-shirts, and used in other promotions. The deadline for submissions has now passed. See below for the winners for this year's contest!
2018 Winners are listed below
|First Place||"Nesting Brandt's Cormorant" by Siddhi Shenoy|
|Second Place||"A Day at the Beach" by Sierra Glassman|
|Third Place||"California Poppy & Dogface Butterfly" by Sophia Dudney|
|Honorable Mention||"California Goldent Trout" by Lekha Anand|
|Honorable Mention||"Bobcat" by Lena Pang|
|Honorable Mention||"Bald Eagle Over Lake" by Tobias Berman|
|Honorable Mention||"California Dolphin" by Myra Shinde|
|Honorable Mention||"Monarch Butterfly" by Alice Ou|
Check out this year's winning logo below!
"Early Birds" can join a guided bird walk 8:00 to 9:45 AM at Charleston Slough in Mountain View. Please note: ALL ages are welcome to attend the walk, but it will be geared towards children. Following the walk, participants can drive to the Wildlife & Harvest Day festivities. Prior sign-up is required for this walk.
10:00AM Wildlife & Harvest Day begins! Check out the exhibitors, arts and crafts, pumpkin patch, and more!
11:00AM Meet the Big Cats - Don't miss this incredible presentation by Wild Cat Education & Conservation Fund. We'll get to see and learn about some incredible BIG cats.
11:00AM Rolling Hills 4-H Costume Parade - Join the goats and ponies in showing your Halloween spirit! This fun parade of silly animals in costumes will start at the Bocce Ball Lawn and end at Blackberry Farm. Check them out on your way to the festivities.
11:30AM Family Friendly Music Performances by Andy Z - Enjoy songs from a local Bay Area music artist.
12:00PM The World of Birds of Prey - Enjoy SCVAS Volunteer Valerie Baldwin's presentation about her Harris' Hawk, Spike, and the work of local wildlife rehabilitation centers.
12:15PM Family Family Music Performances by Andy Z
12:30PM Pigeons in Pants - A Palomacy Presentation - That's right! Pigeons in pants! This is a fun presentation about an organization that does critical work to rescue pigeons all across the Bay Area.
1:00PM Meet the Big Cats - In case you missed the morning presentation, here is another chance!
1:00PM Magic Show - Experience the wonder of magic from local magician, JamesZini.
1:15PM Logo Contest Award Ceremony - Help us celebrate the incredible young artists from across the county who submitted artwork for our logo contest.
3:00PM Wildlife & Harvest Day ends. We'll see you next year!