Spring Fling Coming to Kickapoo Valley Reserve

KICKAPOO, WI (Ben Caxton) — This year’s Spring Fling at the Kickapoo Valley Reserve will feature everything from a petting zoo to talks on bald eagles and seed saving. The annual event, sponsored by the KVR and Richland Center Sister City Project, will be held a week from Saturday from 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the KVR on State Highway 131 in La Farge. A representative of the International Crane Foundation will be available to discuss the foundation’s program, and Susan Reed will be available to discuss seed saving. People can learn which plants are suitable for seed saving, proper techniques so sown seed will grow into the same type of plant, and information on heirloom varieties. They also will be given seeds to try in their gardens and enter a drawing to take home plants. Families can also enjoy the All Seasons Farm petting zoo, llamas from Midwest Llama Packing, kite flying and yard games, with appearances by Hope the Crane and Smokey the Bear. Visitors will have a chance to participate in a silent auction, while listening to live music waiting for dinner, with grilled burgers and brats and homemade salads and desserts. Cost for the meal is $10 for adults, $5 for children 6-12 years old and free for children 5 and under. Nature hikes and talks will be held, followed by stargazing with a telescope and binoculars in the evening.

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