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Upper Perkiomen Bird and Wildlife Festival returns Sept. 24


GREEN LANE >> Montgomery County’s Green Lane Park will host the 11th Annual Upper Perkiomen Bird and Wildlife Festival on Saturday, Sept. 24, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Visitors are invited to come to the park for a memorable day of fun and learning. This free event features free hayrides, live music, live animal presentati­ons, Monarch Butterfly tagging demonstrat­ions, food vendors, environmen­tally-themed exhibits and vendors, kids’ games and activities, and much more.

Attendees will be able to enter the “Eco-raffle” for a chance to win merchandis­e donated by local merchants. All proceeds from the raffle benefit The Friends of Green Lane Park.

This ever-growing community event now draws more than 3,000 participan­ts each year. The Upper Perkiomen Bird and Wildlife Festival is held rain or shine. The event will take place at the Amphitheat­er Area of Green Lane Park located at 2298 Green Lane Road.

For more informatio­n on the event, contact Kevin Crilley at (215) 234-4528 or kcrilley@montcopa.org.

Green Lane Park

Green Lane Park, in northweste­rn Montgomery County, offers a variety of year-round, outdoor activities and programs for people to choose from. Park visitors can enjoy fishing, boating (including boat rentals), family and group camping, picnicking, 25 miles of trails for horseback riding, mountain biking and hiking, as well as two children’s playground­s. Winter enthusiast­s can cross-country ski, ice fish or go ice skating, weather permitting. The park also offers summer concerts and family-oriented, environmen­tal education programs on weekends. The park is open daily from 6 a.m. to sunset. Green Lane Park is operated by the Montgomery County Division of Parks, Trails, and Historic Sites. For more informatio­n, please call (215) 234-4528, email greenlanep­ark@montcopa.org or visit www.montcopa.org/ GreenLaneP­ark. Members of the public can also like Green Lane Park on Facebook for updates.

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SUBMITTED PHOTO Monarch butterfly tagging is part of the day’s events.

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