The Birds and The Bees Festival

Coming to Arrow Rock, Missouri on May 11th, 2019!  

Join MRBO and scores of other Missouri conservationists for a fun, family-friendly festival devoted to enjoying nature!  The festival will be held on Arrow Rock’s Main Street from 10 a.m – 4 p.m. on May 11th.  The Birds and The Bees is a sister festival to Arrow Rock’s annual Garden Market and Vintage Bazaar.  Come enjoy birds, native plants, guided hikes, games, food and more!  

VENDORS
Birds-I-View backyard bird supplies
Ned’s Nesting Boxes
Natural Soaps and More
Sow Wild Natives ~ native plants
Sunrise Gardens ~ native plants
Claire’s Garden ~ native plants
Prairie Bird Pastures Missouri-raised beef
Jim Rathert Photography
Birds & Beans Coffee
Patchwork Family Farms Missouri-raised pork

GAMES, ACTIVITIES & DEMOS
Hummingbird & Songbird Banding Demonstrations
Live Raptors with MU Raptor Rehab
The Great Migration Challenge
Vultures: Nature’s Uncelebrated Heroes
Wildlife Photography
Owl Mask Making

EDUCATION & LAND CONSERVATION INFO
Audubon Conservation Ranching Program
Missourians For Monarchs
Stream Teams United
Great Missouri Birding Trail
Missouri Prairie Foundation and GrowNative!
Missouri Department of Conservation
Missouri Master Naturalists – Hi-Lonesome Chapter
US Fish & Wildlife Service Private Lands
US Fish & Wildlife Service Ecological Services
Ozark Prairie Master Gardeners
Missouri Young Birders Club
Missouri Bluebird Society
World Migratory Bird Day
Native Bees and Their Homes
Hawthorn Native Plant Society

FOOD & DRINK
The Root Cellar/Prairie Bird Pastures
Patchwork Family Farms
Arrow Rock’s J. Huston Tavern and Badger’s Hideaway on the Boardwalk
Chez Trappeur – beer and wine

 

GUIDED HIKES for all ages
meet in front of Arrow Rock
Historic Site Visitors Center-

10:30 a.m. – Birds!  with Burroughs Audubon Society and Missouri River Bird Observatory (some binoculars available to borrow but bring your own if you have them) 

12:00 p.m. – Pollinator catch, ID & release!  with Chris Edmonson of Missouri State Parks

2:30 p.m. – Nature of Arrow Rock  with Nadia Tindall of Native Plants & More

Plus, informal 15-20 minute guided walks with the Hawthorne Native Plant Society – just go to their booth at any time of day! 


SEMINARS
-in the Arrow Rock Historic
Site Visitors Center auditorium-

11:30 a.m. – Landscaping With Natives
Paula Diaz, GardeNerd Consultations

12:30 p.m. – Wild Edibles
Nadia Tindall, Native Plants and More

1:30 p.m. – Attracting Cavity Nesting Birds to your Yard  
Steve Garr, Birds-I-View