Come enjoy an afternoon all about birds on Saturday, April 1, from 1-3 p.m. at McFarland Park, 56461 180th St., northeast of Ames.


Go on a guided birding hike, meet a live hawk or owl, create a bird feeding treat and crafts, play some games and then participate in the Iowa Bird of Mouth project to write and publish a bird poem! This afternoon of indoor and outdoor activities is fun for all ages, but themed for preschoolers through middle school. This event is free and no registration is required. Birdapalooza is co-sponsored by Iowa Bird of Mouth and Iowa State University’s Wildlife Care Clinic.