One of Le Nichoir’s most anticipated summer events, the annual Open House, will take place on Saturday, July 19. Hudson Mayor, Ed Prevost, joins Le Nichoir’s Executive Director, Susan Wylie, in inviting residents and out-of-towners alike to this fun and educational family day.

“Le Nichoir is a unique place,” says Mayor Prevost. “And the Town of Hudson is proud to be the home of this centre, which is so important to the care of injured birds.”

“We invite everyone to come out and take a look at this most fascinating facility, whose mission it is to conserve wild birds as part of our natural heritage.”

Susan Wylie says there are lots of surprises in store for Open House visitors.

“You can come and observe the wild birds that often come to your own backyard,” she says. “There are always many different species at the Centre, so you could see anything from a fledgling woodpecker calling for food to a Mallard duckling swimming in its pool.”

The event, which runs from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., is open to guests of all ages and will feature interactive activities for both children and adults. The Centre will be buzzing with activity: visitors can meet the team at Le Nichoir, practice their birding skills during a bird-watching tour led by naturalist Chris Cloutier, or take a walk in Nature Conservancy’s Clarke Sydenham Nature Reserve.

The Open House will also give you a chance to meet other environmentally minded organizations and individuals, including Chief Top Leaf, who will give a talk on owls.

The barbeque will be fired up from 11:00am to 1:30pm, with all proceeds benefitting the Centre.