Butterflies, Dragonflies and Music! Oh My!

Duh at BHCA 01This past Sunday, July 14 was the 4th Annual Butterfly and Dragonfly Festitval held at Backus Heritage Conservation Area. Duh at BHCA 06Duh at BHCA 04

This annual event is hosted by the LPRCA but organized and promoted by Nature’s Calling Environmental Education to promote public awareness of butterflies, dragonflies and all that this special conservation area has to offer. Events of the day included butterfly identification, cocoons, crafts for children, face-painting, and guided field tours and pond tours. You can get more info at their website, www.naturescalling.ca.  Duh at BHCA 11

The music and entertainment of the day consisted of DUH – Yay!!! Cheers, clapping and whistling! – playing music in the shade, following story-telling and children’s songs by Fred Guidolin, and his lovely wife Rosey, of The Melody Drive Band. Duh at BHCA 23

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After our 30-minute performance we heralded all the kids and parents up to the front of the Education centre to lead the Butterfly Parade, which travels down through the shade trees, past the cool pavilion and out into a spacious meadow.

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In addition to being a stellar story teller, Fred is also an ukulele enthusiast. In his past life, Fred had been a teacher and Principal, and it sure showed in his ability to reach children through story-telling. He was a very gracious entertainer who shared his stage equipment with us, for which we are grateful. For more information you can visit their site at https://sites.google.com/site/themelodydriveband/.

Fred and Rosie Guidolin

Fred and Rosie Guidolin

We are really looking forward to continuing being a part of this annual event in Port Rowan.

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