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Annual wildlife festival in Rockingham on Sunday

May 5, 2019

ROCKINGHAM, Vt. (AP) — A wildlife festival is letting people get close to nature in southern Vermont.

The 19th annual event presented by the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department and Ascutney Mountain Audubon Society takes place Sunday at Herrick’s Cove on the Connecticut River in Rockingham.

Among the events are a guided turtle walk and bug walk with experts, along with live hawks and owls, bird banding, a butterfly program, and several exhibits about fish and wildlife.

Forrest Hammond of the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department says the festival gives participants a chance to learn about native wildlife and the importance of conserving their habitats.