Wind Wolves Preserve is hosting its 6th annual Spring Nature Festival this weekend.
The annual event features exhibits, food vendors and activities, such as guided hikes, family movie showings, wildlife and wildflower viewings and more.
The guided nature hikes have themes, such as birding, tracking and wildflowers. Most of the hikes are mild and cover a distance of 1 to 1.5 miles. Hikes are scheduled for 10 a.m., 11 a.m., noon and 1 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday. The meeting location is the The Crossing Parking Lot Kiosk. Strollers are not recommended.
The event also features a Clapper Stick Demonstration with the Tejon Indian Tribe, where visitors work with Native Californians from local tribes to personalize an authentic clapper stick while listening to ancient music. This activity is ongoing on Saturday and Sunday.
Families can also enjoy a movie in the canyon at the newly enhanced San Emigdio Canyon Sunset Theater. A family-friendly movie will be screened at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Visitors are welcome to bring picnic dinners, flashlights, chairs and blankets.
Visitors can learn about a variety of reptiles, such as snakes and tortoises, during the Reptile Talk at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. They can also learn about falcons and hawks and see these birds up close. This activity is ongoing Saturday and Sunday.
Other ongoing activities include the Pond Discovery, the Restoration Station and the Mule Interaction and Demonstration.
The Spring Nature Festival is free for visitors to experience the preserve, located at 16019 Maricopa Highway.
Wind Wolves Preserve is offering free transportation to and from the festival on Saturday. Shuttle buses will run every hour from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at pick up locations at Golden Valley High, 801 Hosking Ave., Arvin High, 900 Varsity Road, and the DART station in Delano, 1120 Glenwood St.
Shuttle rides are first come, first serve and a parent or guardian must accompany minors.
The festival runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Sunday.