Backyard festival returns to Tukwila

May 9, 2014 

Local nature will be on display during a Duwamish River bird tour as part of the Backyard Wildlife Festival.

STEVE BLOOM/STAFF FILE, 2012

The 14th annual Backyard Wildlife Festival will take place Saturday in Tukwila. The event is a celebration of wildlife, nature and gardening.

The event features presentations from local experts including Ciscoe Morris and Marianne Binetti, as well as educational exhibitors, arts and craft vendors, and native plant sales.

One of the highlights is a guided bird tour, which meanders along the Duwamish River. The walk starts at 9:30 a.m. There also will be a Kids’ Garden Party area. At 10:30 a.m., Binetti will talk about the myths and facts related to attracting birds to your garden.

The event runs from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Tukwila Community Center, 12424 S. 42nd Ave., Tukwila.

For more information and a schedule of events, go to backyardwildlifefestival.org.

Staff report

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