huronfringefest

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Archive for May 23rd, 2014

FIRST DAY MORNING @ HFBF – PHOTO BLOG

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Day One dawned cold and grey with a slight drizzle in the air. As I drove into the park the temperature on my dash read 5 degrees C. The folks at Environment Canada are calling for clouds, showers, fog patches and a risk of thunderstorms, high of 17. Not an auspicious beginning. But, he rest of the weekend is calling for high 20's and sunshine.

Day One dawned cold and grey with a slight drizzle in the air. As I drove into the park the temperature on my dash read 5 degrees C. The folks at Environment Canada are calling for clouds, showers, fog patches and a risk of thunderstorms, high of 17. Not an auspicious beginning. But, the rest of the weekend is calling for high 20’s and sunshine.

 

But weather is nothing to those who come for the birds. A gathering at the registration tent. This is where you come to meet the nice ladies who  make the tent their home starting everyone morning around 5:00 AM. So smile when sign up and get your badge because they're a little sleep deprived.

But weather is nothing to those who come seeking bird and wildflowers. A gathering at the registration tent. This is where you come to meet the nice ladies who make the tent their home starting everyone morning around 5:00 AM for the duration of the Festival. So smile when sign up and get your badge because they’re a little sleep deprived. 

And if.your craving your mooning caffeine, come into our newly redecorated and freshly painted Visitor's Centre…what you need is close at hand.

And if you’re craving your mooning caffeine, come into our newly redecorated and freshly painted Visitor’s Centre…what you need is close at hand.

Timmy's coffee. muffins and donuts…fresh first thing in the morning because the ladies of the tent pick them up at 5"00 AM. Again, another reason to smile when you sign up.

Timmy’s coffee. muffins and donuts…fresh first thing in the morning because the ladies of the tent pick them up at 5:00 AM. Again, another reason to smile when you sign up. And each day the Southampton Rotary Club offers a BBQ lunch and refreshments for a nominal cost between 11:30 AM and 1:00 PM…so there’s no way you’ll go hungry at the Festival.


Mike Pickup will be at the Visitor's Centre Saturday at lunch time to sign his new book on birding at MacGregor. Drop by for your personally autographed copy. Photographed by Doug Pedwell

Mike Pickup will be at the Visitor’s Centre Saturday, May 24, at lunch time to sign his new book on birding at MacGregor. Drop by for your personally autographed copy and a chat about birds. 

Brendan Toews presents a LIVE BIRD BANDING (weather dependant) DEMONSTRATION on May 24 and 25 ONLY. the fun starts at 6:00 AM. SO grab your Timmys at the Visitor's Centre and join him.

Brendan Toews presents a LIVE BIRD BANDING (weather dependant) DEMONSTRATION on May 24 and 25 ONLY. The fun starts at 6:00 AM and runs through the lunch hour. So grab your Timmys at the Visitor’s Centre in the morning or a Rotary Club burger at lunch and join him. 


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