Audubon State Park Says Thanks to Their Visitors

Earth Day, Audubon’s Birthday and Camper Appreciation Weekend
April 23-25, 2010

Don’t miss Camper Appreciation, John James Audubon’s Birthday Celebration, and Earth Day activities this weekend at Audubon State Park. There will be activities all weekend as well as two camping nights for the price of one. Call (270) 826-2247 for more information.

We have free dogwood and redbud seedling trees to give away during the Tree Planting Basics program on Friday. On Sunday you won’t want to miss the breathtaking new exhibits and the new Museum acquisition (one of only three known to exist).

Tree Planting Basics Presented by Jeff Porter, UK Horticultural Extension Agent
Friday, April 23 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Audubon Campground Entrance
Jeff Porter with UK Extension will demonstrate the correct way to plant ball and burlap trees. This program celebrates Earth Day at Audubon. Seedlings will be given to those in attendance while supplies last. Staff Contact: Julie McDonald at (270) 826-2247

Earth Day Tree Stroll
Saturday, April 24 9–10 a.m.
Campground Shelter
Celebrate Earth Day! Take a tree stroll through the Audubon Campground, discover how to know one tree from another and get to know their “personalities.” Seedlings will be given to those in attendance while supplies last. Staff Contact: Julie McDonald at (270) 826-2247

How Does Your Garden Grow?
Saturday, April 24 12:30 – 1:15 p.m.
Campground Shelter
Choose native plant species for your landscape garden to reduce water consumption, grow beautiful flowers, draw beneficial wildlife to your yard, and reduce the chance of runaway exotic plants. Learn about a few common natives species and take home seeds that you have planted while visiting Audubon Park during Camper Appreciation weekend. Staff Contact: Julie McDonald at (270) 826-2247

Tea with Lucy
Saturday, April 24 3 – 4 p.m.
Audubon Museum Garden
“High Tea” with Lucy Bakewell Audubon featuring music, tea, and hors d’oeuvres. Reservations required. Cost: $10 Adults, $5 children 12 & under
This Audubon in Henderson: A Bicentennial Celebration event is sponsored by the Ohio Valley Art League, Friends of Audubon, and John James Audubon State Park. Staff Contact: Kim McGrew-Liggett (270) 827-1893; Raini Hall at (270) 827-1893; or Dina Campbell (270) 826-5334.

Lucy Bakewell Audubon: “A Kentucky Love Story”
Saturday, April 24 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Audubon Museum Garden
Chautauqua performance presented by Kelly O’Connell Brengelman. Lucy Bakewell Audubon, wife of John James Audubon, lived a life of love, lies, disappointment, and internal struggle over her ever-changing role in her family.
This Chautauqua performance is sponsored by the Kentucky Humanities Council
Staff Contact: Alan Gehret at alan.gehret@ky.gov (270) 827-1893 or Mark Kellen (270) 826-2247
Cost: Free
This Audubon in Henderson: A Bicentennial Celebration event is sponsored by the Ohio Valley Art League, Friends of Audubon, and John James Audubon State Park.

John James Audubon’s Birthday Celebration
Sunday, April 25 2:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Audubon Museum Garden
Audubon Museum hosts the unveiling of the latest Museum collection acquisition, one of only three such items known to exist. Enjoy speakers, free guided Museum tours and refreshments, and the presentation of Audubon Bicentennial writing contest winners. Attend the opening reception for the featured art exhibits, “Audubon’s Legacy Lives On,” Inspirations of Audubon,” and “The Footsteps of Audubon.” Staff Contact: Alan Gehret at alan.gehret@ky.gov or (270) 827-1893
Cost: Free
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