Rockton Pelican Fest


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10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Celebrate the annual return of the American White Pelicans and other migrating birds to the Rock River. This year we will be teaming up with the Natural Land Institute, the Sinnissippi Audubon Society, the Village of Rockton and JR Finally Art Studio & Gallery to create a day filled with activities and sights sure to delight everyone. Check out the Facebook event page for details.

Learn about and meet some interesting birds while visiting several educational / environmental booth. Stroll along the historic streets, shops and restaurants of downtown Rockton for an entertaining day.

Visit Nygren Wetland Preserve's Wildlife Overlook at 3714 W. Rockton Rd., Rockton, where you will be greeted by a knowledgeable volunteer to talk about birds and other wildlife. Guided tours of the preserve start here at: 11 am and 12:30 pm led by Rick Barton and at 2 pm led by Zach Grycan.

For you birders: Don't miss the Early Bird Walk at 7:30am meeting at the Nygren Wetland Overlook presented by Sinnissippi Audubon Society. Led by Alan Branhagen, NLI Executive Director

In Downtown Rockton 10am to 4pm

11-11:45 "Hoo" Haven & Pelican
11:45- Visit the Pelican

10:30am: World Bird Migratory Day and Peregrine Falcons
Sinnissippi Audubon Society, Jennifer Kuroda
12:30pm: Trash Talk: Recycling
Keep Northern Illinois Beautiful, Corinne Sosso
1:30pm: Life in Art: Using Pelicans to Study Dinosaurs
Burpee Museum of Natural History, Ryan Dewey
2:15pm: Creating a Pollinator Friendly Garden & Conservation@Home, Natural Land Institute, Kim Johnsen

Burpee Museum
Buckets n Blooms
Downtown Fancy Franks
Forest Preserves of Winnebago County
GAIA Environmental Club (Hononegah HS)
Hoo Haven
JR Finally Art Studio & Gallery
Keep Northern Illinois Beautiful
Natural Land Institute
Norhtern Regional Groundwater Protection Planning Committee
Severson Dells Nature Center
Sinnissippi Audubon Society

SIDEWALK CHALK ART with Melinda Cook: 11-2

Bird Cards, collect all of them to enter to win 

LEGO ICON Kingfisher

Whitman Post Elementary School
Wood Carving Demo by Don Hyson 11AM-1PM
Watercolor Demo by Jean Apgar 1PM - 3PM
Win a pelican watercolor by Jean Apgar: One painting fora free raffle and one for silent auction to benefit "Hoo" Haven


Sandhill Crane ($500):
Sinnissippi Audubon Society
Northern Illinois Groundwater Protection Planning Committee

Great Egret ($250):
Pheasants Forever Winnebago County
Severson Dells Nature Center

Balsley Printing & Mailing
Buckets n Blooms
Burpee Museum of Natural History
DeeDee's Main Street Coffee & Decor
Downtown Rockton
Forest Preserves of Winnebago County
The Gem Shop
Healing Touch Acupuncture
"Hoo" Haven Wildlife & Education Center
Inkwell Books & Threads
JR Finally Art Studio & Gallery
Keep Northern Illinois Beautiful
KISS Glass
M & M Dari Ripple
Natural Land Institute
Pick-A-Dilly Antiques
Positive Changes Chiropractor
Rockton Inn Pub & Grub
Sand Bluff Bird Observatory
Sugar Britches Old Fashioned Candy
TAC Rockford
Truly Treasured Gift n Thrift
The Village of Rockton
Wild Birds Unlimited, Roscoe/Rockford

Downtown Rockton
Rockton, IL 61072
United States

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