Wildlife & Harvest Day
We would like to invite you to attend Wildlife & Harvest Day! Wildlife Education Day has become one of the premier festivals in the Bay Area where hundreds of families come together to celebrate and learn about birds, nature, ecology, and wildlife. Last year we partnered with the City of Cupertino to combine Wildlife Education Day with Harvest Festival, and the result was phenomenal. We can't wait to do it again this year! 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!
This event is free! (Note: if you choose to build a nestbox, there is a small fee to offset the cost of supplies.)
Wildlife & Harvest Day Logo Contest
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!
2017 Winners! Below are the 2017 Wildlife & Harvest Day Logo Contest winners.
|Award||Name||Grade||Title of Artwork|
|First Place||Indira Abhyanker||8||"Northern Saw-whet Owl"|
|Second Place||Fatima Kazi||11||"Cougars Relaxing in a Hollow Redwood Tree"|
|Third Place||Katelyn Ma||9||"Tule Elk at Point Reyes"|
|Honorable Mention||Trina Sarkar||6||"Native Desert Animals"|
|Honorable Mention||Amelia Sprinkles DeBacker||3||"Great Blue Heron"|
|Honorable Mention||Yusuf Kazi||Pre-school||"Golden Trout Fish"|
Thank you to all of the incredibly talented young artists who took the time to create beautiful artwork to celebrate native California wildlife!
Morning Bird Walk (prior sign-up needed)
"Early Birds" can join a guided bird walk 8:00 to 9:45 AM at the Palo Alto Baylands. 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. Registration form coming soon!
Wildlife & Harvest Day
Location and Parking
Wildlife & Harvest Day festivities are located at Blackberry Farm (get the map or driving directions) located near our headquarters in McClellan Ranch Preserve, all located in Cupertino. Blackberry Farm has not only been recently upgraded, but, with our advice, has also been restored to improve the natural habitat for native trees, animals, and fish. There is onsite parking at Blackberry Farm.