Backyard Habitat Festival: What’s living in your backyard?: Browse vendors and nonprofits that can help you enjoy the great outdoors while learning how to make your environs more friendly to creatures of all kinds. Build a bug hotel, become a pollinator in our pollinator game, feed wild birds, make a seed bomb, and learn how to attract migrating butterflies. Part of the NC Science Festival. www.ncsciencefestival.org. Free with paid admission to the Raptor Trail. Carolina Raptor Center, 6000 Sample Road, Huntersville. 704-875-6521. www.carolinaraptorcenter.org. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. April 15.
Backyard Habitat Festival: What’s living in your backyard?: Browse vendors and nonprofits that can help you enjoy the great outdoors while learning how to make your environs more friendly to creatures of all kinds. Build a bug hotel, become a pollinator in our pollinator game, feed wild birds, make a seed bomb, and learn how to attract migrating butterflies. Part of the NC Science Festival. www.ncsciencefestival.org. Free with paid admission to the Raptor Trail. Carolina Raptor Center, 6000 Sample Road, Huntersville. 704-875-6521. www.carolinaraptorcenter.org. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. April 15. Diedra Laird dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
Backyard Habitat Festival: What’s living in your backyard?: Browse vendors and nonprofits that can help you enjoy the great outdoors while learning how to make your environs more friendly to creatures of all kinds. Build a bug hotel, become a pollinator in our pollinator game, feed wild birds, make a seed bomb, and learn how to attract migrating butterflies. Part of the NC Science Festival. www.ncsciencefestival.org. Free with paid admission to the Raptor Trail. Carolina Raptor Center, 6000 Sample Road, Huntersville. 704-875-6521. www.carolinaraptorcenter.org. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. April 15. Diedra Laird dlaird@charlotteobserver.com

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