New Living History Park event celebrates local wildlife



The Living History Park will play host to a Branching Out for Wildlife event Saturday, March 23, in observance of National Wildlife Week.

“One of our members, Cheri (Haughey), is very much a naturalist and loves nature,” said Lynn Thompson, the chairwoman of the Living History Park and president of the Olde Towne Preservation Association .

The free event will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 299 W. Spring Grove Ave. in North Augusta and the first 200 attendees will be given a birch, dogwood or sugar maple sapling courtesy of the National Wildlife Federation.

Activities planned include demonstrations of tree climbing and wood-carving, where the carver will make a bear out of a tree. People can bid on the carving in a silent auction during the event. Information and activities will also be provided by area master gardeners and representatives from the National Wild Turkey Federation.

Attendees will also get to see wildlife that are being rehabilitated, such as a red tail hawk, and learn about the wildlife that can be spotted in the park.

Vendors will have nature-based items for sale, and concessions will be available.

“It’s going to be very educational,” said Thompson. “It’s all hands-on. There will be a lot of things people can do.” The park has always loved nature and giving back to nature.”