World Migratory Bird Day

Dim the Lights for Birds at Night

May 14 from 10 am-1 pm at Mutt Run Off-Leash Dog Park

Jayhawk Audubon Society is hosting a celebration in honor of World Migratory Bird Day. This event is for all ages, with special event for kids.

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Activities

Here are some activities that visitors will find at our WMBD event at Mutt Run Off-Leash Dog Park:

 

  • Play the Migration Game to explore the hazards and helpers migratory birds encounter on their long-distance journeys.
     

  • Learn how to create a bird-friendly yard that helps birds survive and thrive!

 

  • Examine different migratory shorebird beaks and diets, and play the 'guess the bird skull' game.

  • Spread the message of this year’s theme “Dim the Lights for Birds at Night” with posters, stickers and other take-aways.
     

  • Enter our raffle to win a bag of bird-friendly coffee.
     

  • Explore the relationship between the birds and the bees and native plants.
     

  • Hone your bird identification skills with wildlife biologists and expert birders.
     

  • Enjoy reading about birds? Lawrence Public Library staff will be on hand to recommend the best in both fiction and non-fiction books

Directions

1330 East 902 Road, Lawrence, KS
Directions from Lawrence: Clinton Parkway Dam road, south on dam road, first left onto 902 Road then first left into parking lot for Dog Park

Participating Organizations

World Migratory Bird Day in the Americas is coordinated by Environment for the Americas
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Prairie Park Nature Center

Monarch Watch

Native Lands, LLC

Kansas Biological Survey

Kansas Ornithological Society

Baker Wetlands Discovery Center

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Kaw Valley Bluebird Society

Douglas County Master Gardeners

Douglas County Heritage Conservation Council

Audubon of Kansas

KU Museum of Natural History

Lawrence Public Library

Douglas County Conservation District

With the generous financial support of ICL Performance Products of Lawrence.
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