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Flora and Fauna festival upcoming

Published 5:23pm Friday, April 12, 2013

Enjoy nature at its best at the ninth annual Alabama Flora and Fauna Arts Festival at Lanark in Millbrook April 20.
This artistic celebration of Alabama’s magnificent plants and wildlife will feature the original nature-themed works of Alabama artists in a variety of mediums and styles, to include ready-to-hang wildlife and floral paintings, wood and stone sculpted items, fine prints, gourd art, photography and much more.
The Alabama Flora and Fauna Arts Festival is a free admission event from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Festival day will also include plant presentations with guest speakers, vendors and the annual plant sale with proceeds benefiting the Lanark gardens. Master Gardeners from various counties will have information tables and there will be activities for the children. Speakers include Rhona Watson and Mary McCroan, Master Gardeners from Elmore County and Dr. Dan Jones, Professor Emeritus at UAB.
After the festival, visitors can hike the trails and enjoy beautiful flowers and nature’s splendor. Although the festival is only a one-day event, the Alabama Nature Center will be open to the general public Sunday, April 21 from 1 to 6 p.m.
The Flora and Fauna Arts Festival has been made possible by grants from the Alabama State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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