Tuesday, May 1, 2012

It's Tofino Shorebird Festival Time

The days are warmer and longer, the salmonberry bushes have been flowering for months, geese are flying overhead. Spring and the migration of wildlife - including shorebirds - is on its way. As Tofino has been doing for 15 years, this weekend we will celebrate the shorebirds that stop on locla mudflats and beaches. There is a great slate of activities ahead, which you can read about here. I'm particularly looking forward to the reception on Friday evening with Peter Clarkson - local artist (and park warden) who uses beach flotsam as the media for his 3-D sculptures. (You can see more here.) He will be joined by another artist, Anne Hansen, who uses "oystercatchers as an art form."

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