Wildfest – April 20, 2019

San Pedro’s First Annual WILDFEST
Saturday, April 20, 2019 from 9am – 2pm

Friendship Park & Nature Center
1805 W. 9th Street, San Pedro Ca 90731


LA County Park’s Deane Dana Friendship Park & Nature Center with the Northwest San Pedro Neighborhood Council invite all communities to join us in having fun at WildFest – a FREE FAMILY FUN event that celebrates the animals that live amongst us in our “Urban Forest,” and the pets that live & love us in our homes.

There is something for everybody!
With over 30 different exhibitors – There will be face paintingbug and animal discoveriescraftsgames,wildflower seed ballschalk drawing.  HOME DEPOT will be helping the kids do a special craft.   Bring a picnic!  There are beautiful views of the harbor and Catalina Island.

YOUR PETS ARE WELCOME TO JOIN US!
Bring your pet (on a leash) and explore the many trails and walkways Friendship Park has to offer.
Visit the FEED & BE FED booth for a special blessing of your pet.At 12 NOON, meet us at the front of the Nature Center for a PET PARADE around the grounds. Come back to reception to receive a little participation gift.

LOOKING FOR A PET?
The Harbor Animal Shelter is bringing some of their finest furry friends that hope for a family like yours to open your doors and bring home.
Help homeless pets by bringing your old towels, newspapers, and other Shelter “Wish List” items. Bins will be available at reception.         

ACTIVITIES at the Nature Center building
10AM              “FEAR FACTOR” (aka “I’m not afraid!”)an introduction to the Animal Ambassadors who live at Friendship Park              

11AM              COYOTE WORKSHOP A discussion on the urban coyote population

12 NOON        DRESS-UP-YOUR PET PARADE with blessing of the pets

12:30               HOW TO RAISE MONARCH BUTTERFLIES

About Friendship Park & Nature Center
DDFPNC is located on the hill just off of 9th Street above Western Blvd, and contains a network of hiking trails with vista views of the Port of Los Angeles, the LA Harbor, Catalina Island and the Pacific Ocean.  This county park provides educational opportunities for kids, families and adults.  You can reserve park locations for your special occasion, there areschool service hour opportunities for youth, a junior ranger program for kids 7-12, and a Natural Areas Volunteer program that utilizes & teaches skills for a wide variety of career disciplines: education, natural sciences, animal husbandry, natural resource management, conservation & sustainability, landscape restoration, project planning, outreach.

 LIVE MUSIC by LONG BEACH UNPLUGGED

“Just troubadour musicians from the LBC area, crankin’ out good tunes on acoustic instruments.”
LBU consists of four members Nancy Stuart – vocals, Don Read – Bass, Roger Beall – Drums and Arlan on guitars.

Bring a picnic to DDFPNC and enjoy the acoustic renditions by LB Unplugged while you celebrate all the spring season has to offer!

Coyotes In Our Midst

11AM Saturday, April 20, 2019  (seats are limited – come early!)

¨ Why are coyotes here?
¨ How did they get here?

¨ Why won’t they leave?

This discussion will answer these questions and more while providing participants with the knowledge they need to live with urban coyotes.

 

“Raising Monarch Butterflies” – by Judith Davies

12:30PM Saturday, April 20, 2019  (seats are limited – come early!)The Southland is a perfect place for raising butterflies!Learn how to create your own butterfly habitat that keeps pollinators happy.Judith will take you through a monarch’s life cycle – from egg to emerging adult butterfly – and will share her successes and her struggles in trying to help this beautiful and threatened migratory insect.

Lee’s & Theresa’s Bees

Where would we “bee” without pollinators?  Imagine a world without strawberries, apples and chocolate.  All these delights wouldn’t exist if it wasn’t for insect pollination.“Bee” sure to visit the booth hosted by local beekeepers Lee & Theresa – you will get to peek into the workings of a hive and get a “taste” of what these little ladies work so hard to create.Learn how bees help us and the environment, and the many ways you can protect and support them in your gardens and landscapes.

 

Discover Critters, Natural Areas & Conservation

Do you love animals & nature?Learn about Environmental Groups in the Southland that are working to restore, protect & preserve our precious wildlife & natural habitats and increase biodiversity.

Madrona Marsh • Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy
Placerita Nature Center • South Coast Botanic Garden
Second Chance Critters • Malibu Forestry Unit LA County Fire Dept
Los Angeles Department of Water & Power   •   RIDEtoFLY
LA Co Dept of Public Works  •  LA City Dept of Animal Services
Raccoon Alliance   •   Stoneview Nature Center