Herrick’s Cove Wildlife Festival on May 5

09 April 2019


If you’re a wildlife enthusiast itching for spring then be sure to check out the nineteenth annual Herrick’s Cove Wildlife Festival on Sunday, May 5, in Rockingham, Vermont, presented by the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department and Ascutney Mountain Audubon Society.


Herrick’s Cove, on the Connecticut River, hosts one of the most popular festivals in the area, with organizers reporting close to 2,000 people normally attending.  The festival includes a turtle walk with herpetologist Jim Andrews, a bug walk with Michael Sabourin, live hawks and owls, bird banding, a butterfly program, fishing activities with the department’s Let’s Go Fishing program, and several exhibits about fish and wildlife.


“Vermonters really enjoy the wild animals and wild places that make the state so special,” said Forrest Hammond, bear project leader with Vermont Fish & Wildlife.  “This festival gives participants a chance to learn about our native wildlife and learn about the importance of conserving their habitats so future generations can appreciate them as well.”


Activities are scheduled from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  The suggested donation is $2.00 for an individual and $5.00 for a family.  Pets are not allowed. 


Herrick’s Cove is located just off Route 5, less than three miles north of Bellows Falls.


For Immediate Release:  April 9, 2019

Media Contacts: Forrest Hammond, 802- 289-0626

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