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    September 5, 2015

    Hummingbird & Pollinators Festival


    Hummingbird

    Hummingbird and Pollinator Festival

    Saturday, September 5, 2015

    9:30am – 3:00pm

    The Zoo will be humming with excitement on Saturday, September 5th when the focus will be on the tiniest of our avian friends – the hummingbird! Exhibits, presentations and crafts will introduce guests to ways to make your backyard a friendly environment for hummingbirds, butterflies and other pollinators. The fall is the height of the migration season for thousands of hummingbirds that pass through our state. The most common species in the Texas Panhandle is the black-chinned hummingbird, but others like the rufous and the calliope are often seen at area feeders. Experts will be on hand to share their knowledge of hummingbird identification, planting gardens to attract butterflies and how to attract purple martins.  Looking for fall plants to add to or begin a wildlife garden? Then be sure to check out the plants that will be on sale by Canyon’s Edge Plants.

    Exhibits:

    • Purple Martin Conservation
    • Canyon’s Edge Plants
    • Texas Parks and Wildlife
    • Attracting Panhandle Bats
    • Urban Wildlife

    Presentations:

    • Nature’s Pollinators – Mark Klym – Texas Parks and Wildlife
    • Attracting Hummingbirds to Your Garden – Neal Hinders, Canyon’s Edge Plants
    • Monarchs in the Panhandle – Samantha Sader
    • WILD backyard wildlife – Amarillo Zoo

     

    Other Fun Stuff:

    • Live Music with Andy Chase Cundiff (11am – 2pm)
    • Tiger Face Painting
    • Kids Craft Tent
    • Plant Sale
    • Hummingbird related gifts for sale
    • Meet Ruby our costumed hummingbird mascot

    The event is free with Zoo admission:
    Adult (13-61)  $4

    Senior (62 and up) $3
    Children (3-12) $2
    2 and Under Free

    Start: September 5, 2015
    End: September 6, 2015

    September 12, 2015

    JazZoo

    September 12, 2015
    7:00pm-8:00pm

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    Join us for a performance by renowned jazz performers, the

     Jim Laughlin Quartet.

    Guests can listen to live music, while enjoying delicious h’orderves with some cool refreshments. See the Amarillo Zoo come alive behind a beautiful Amarillo sunset as the smooth melodies enhance the zoo’s wild atmosphere. Tickets can be purchased in advance or at the gate. All proceeds go to enhancing zoo exhibits and education programs.

    Ticket Prices: $5 per person

    Start: September 12, 2015
    End: September 12, 2015

    September 26, 2015

    Safety Safari

    September 26, 2015
    9:30am-3:00pm

    As part of National Preparedness Month the Zoo is providing a family friendly, interactive event that will encourage kids to visit safety stations located throughout the Zoo. Families who participate in the Safety Safari will learn about poison prevention, weather emergency preparedness, traffic safety, fire and burn prevention, how to call 9-1-1 in an emergency, and more! Complete the Safety Safari Search and turn in a completed sheet for a chance to win a WILD prize!

    Start: September 26, 2015
    End: September 26, 2015