Festival of the Magpie | Cleland Wildlife Park | 17 & 18 Aug 2019

festival of the magpie

Festival of the Magpie at Cleland Wildlife Park

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 gain a better understanding of magpies and their habits, Cleland Wildlife Park is holding a two day ‘Festival of the Magpie’ event on the weekend of the 17 & 18 August 2019 in conjunction with National Science Week and Book Week. There will be a range of activities for children and the young-at-heart to celebrate the marvellous maggie.

Program:

Saturday:

  • 11am | Children’s entertainment- Mungo Magpie and friends
  • 1pm | Magpie stories with Chris Daniels, author of “The Fearsome Flute Players”
  • 2pm | Special guest speaker John Gitsham, Director of Birds SA
  • 3pm | Children’s entertainment- Mungo Magpie and friends
  • 4pm | Bird feeder making

Sunday:

  • 11am | Children’s entertainment- Mungo Magpie and friends
  • 12pm | Bird feeder making
  • 1pm | Magpie stories with Chris Daniels, author of “The Fearsome Flute Players”
  • 2pm | Special guest speaker John Gitsham, Director of Birds SA
  • 3pm | Children’s entertainment- Mungo Magpie and friends

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 guests from SA Birds and Minton Farm will also be attending to share information about their important work and knowledge about magpies and other native birds

Tickets:

You can purchase entry tickets on the day at the ticket office or you can pre-purchase your tickets online.

CLICK HERE TO BOOK TICKETS

Cleland members get in for free. For information on becoming a member click HERE


For more information and all enquiries please visit the Cleland Wildlife Park website or Facebook event page.

What:   Festival of the Magpie

When:    Saturday 17 & Sunday 18 August 2019 | 9:30am – 5pm

Where:   Cleland Wildlife Park | 365 Mount Lofty Summit Road, Crafers

Who:   Everyone

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Image Source: Festival of the Magpie Facebook event page

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