|Learn all there is to know about bats, bugs and butterflies. Find out how to help injured wildlife. And discover traditional Japanese naturescapes during “Backyard Habitat Day” at the Chula Vista Nature Center Saturday, Aug 30. Celebrate the region’s wide variety of backyard wildlife with our staff, volunteers and guest speakers. Join us for tours, nature walks, arts and crafts and gardening demonstrations scheduled throughout the day, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Speaker Dick Wilkins will introduce his audience to live bats and explain how these creatures of the night benefit the environment. Project Wildlife representatives will be on hand to offer advice on assisting injured animals and birds. CHIRP, a non-profit organization, will share the amazing story of butterflies and teach visitors how to create a butterfly garden. Enjoy naturescapes presented in the Sumie Japanese art exhibit or sign up for the “bug walk,” an introduction to native insect species. While you’re at the Nature Center, visit our sharks, sting rays, jellyfish, sea turtles, eagles and seahorses.
Exhibitors include: South Bay Children's Museum; REI Chula Vista; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; Friends of San Diego Refuges; UCCE San Diego Co.; Paradise Creek Educational Park, Inc.; Resource Conservation District of Greater San Diego County; Project Wildlife; Sweetwater Authority; Otay Water District; San Diego Audubon Society; Bat Rescue Team; Chula Vista Heritage Museum; WILDCOAST; Las Pilitas Nursery; and the City of Chula Vista.
For more information about Backyard Habitat Day activities, visit www.chulavistanaturecenter.org