Looking for a family friendly bird festival in an urban area? Check out the Ramsey County Bird Festival next week.
Hikes are scheduled to give a bird's eye view of areas where swans, eagles and loons nest and where migrating warblers feed. Other tours will look at resident birds like cardinals, blue jays and chickadees. A low-cost dinner will feature nationally known bird expert and author Laura Erickson, speaking on "Backyard Birds---Hooooo Gives a Hoot?" Archimedes, an Eastern Screech-Owl, will be along for the fun as Erickson discusses the birds that make our own backyards so interesting, and what we can do to more easily see and enjoy them.