Harvest festival – with animal awareness – in Cupertino Saturday

A unique angle to the traditional fall harvest festival is coming this weekend to Cupertino.

The City of Cupertino and the Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society are teaming up for Wildlife and Harvest Day, combining a celebration of harvest season with information about the flora and fauna of the region.

Additionally, more than a dozen local nature-focused organizations will have animals on site to show and educate attendees. Hands-on activities, a bird walk, and bird-feeder construction will provide fun for the whole family throughout the day.

Blackberry Farm, 21979 San Fernando Ave., is the venue for Wildlife and Harvest Day, which runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, October 19.

This year, the gathering also held a logo contest that solicited submissions from local students.

Organizers expect several hundred attendees at the event, and parking may be tight. They suggest carpooling, walking, biking, or parking at nearby Monta Vista High School.

To participate in the morning bird walk, which runs from 8 to 9:45 a.m. at Charleston Slough in Mountain View, click here. Advanced sign-up is required for that event, which will be focused on sharing the joy of bird watching with children.

For more information on this outdoor event, click here or here.

To volunteer, click here.