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Bridgeland's 7th Annual Nature Fest

By WKTV News

Event Details

Date(s) & Time(s)::

April 26, 2014 at 10:00 AM until 5:00 PM

Location: Bridgeland's Oak Meadow Park, 11730 House Hahl Rd., Cypress TX 77433

Phone: (281) 304-5588

Email: audrey.roeder@howardhughes.com

Link: http://www.bridgeland.com

Event Description

Wild things of all ages will flock to Bridgeland Saturday, April 26, for Nature Fest, an annual event that showcases a lively menagerie of creatures, characters and cuisines. This year’s gathering could go down in history as the crowd will attempt to break the world record for the most people giving a simultaneous bird call.

This year, Houston Chronicle nature columnist and noted bird watcher Gary Clark will return to teach attendees how to call the northern cardinal, a bird common in the Houston area and known for its vigorous song and the male’s vibrant red feathers. To break the record, at least 802 people need to make the cardinal’s call for 10 seconds or more.
This year, Houston Chronicle nature columnist and noted bird watcher Gary Clark will return to teach attendees how to call the northern cardinal, a bird common in the Houston area and known for its vigorous song and the male’s vibrant red feathers. To break the record, at least 802 people need to make the cardinal’s call for 10 seconds or more.
“The northern cardinal’s song is beautiful and easy to learn,” Clark said. “It starts with ‘cherry, cherry, cherry,’ and is simple to mimic.”

In addition to the record attempt, Staples Safari Zoo will return with its unique troop of rescued lemurs, kangaroos, movie-star monkeys and other exotic animals. A Siberian fox and a young lion, both featured on the Today Show and Fox & Friends earlier in the year, also will be in attendance. Another spectacle, Crocodile Encounter, will perform its interactive reptile show and showcase a variety of native creatures.

New this year is Austin Bike Zoo, an assembly that combines puppetry and mechanics to create pedal-powered animal art. The cycling clan will showcase two of its butterfly bikes, one of which comes in at 15 feet tall, making it the ‘monarch’ of the duo.

With pony and camel rides, a petting zoo, bubble runners, bounce houses, arts and crafts and a pack of gourmet food trucks, there will be plenty of ways to monkey around. While some activities are free, others require a small donation that will benefit the non-profit Staples Safari Zoo and Habitat for Humanity Northwest County (NWHC), a non-profit organization that builds affordable housing for families in need within northwest Harris County.

Keep up-to-date on news of Nature Fest and other Bridgeland activities on Facebook, http://www.facebook.com/Bridgelandcommunity, Twitter, http://twitter.com/BridgelandTX and Instagram, http://www.instagram.com/Bridgelandbalance.

Learn more about Bridgeland, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Howard Hughes Corporation and part of The Woodlands Development Company, at www.bridgeland.com.
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