Taltree Arboretum & Gardens & Moraine Ridge Wildlife Rehab Center Present Wildlife & Nature Awareness Day


See animals like this at the wildlife event.
See animals like this at the wildlife event.

Taltree Arboretum & Gardens in Valparaiso, IN is hosting a Wildlife & Nature Awareness day with Moraine Ridge Wildlife Rehab Center at Taltree from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. CST on Saturday, May 30, 2015. The event is free to the public.

The event will include native and exotic animals, face painting, speakers, and demonstrations. Taltree’s own Adventure Garden, which includes goats, pigs, chickens, and more, will be open. The rare trumpeter swans that live in Taltree’s wetlands will also be on display.

“We’re thrilled to be hosting this exciting event this year. We’ve partnered with great wildlife exhibitors to bring a real variety to Taltree,” said Stephanie Blackstock, Taltree’s Interim Executive Director. “This is a great opportunity for guests, new and returning, to see Taltree and learn about wildlife.”

Exhibitors from around the region, including Washington Park Zoo, Moraine Ridge Wildlife, Settler’s Pond, Mark Seeger’s reptiles, McCarthy Boas, NWI Chinchilla Rescue, and more will be showing off their most interesting animals.

See the swans at Taltree Arboretum.
See the swans at Taltree Arboretum.

The Taltree Grill will be serving delicious food for purchase all day long.

Due to the risk of canine influenza, Taltree Arboretum & Gardens asks that you please leave your pets at home for this event only.

Taltree Arboretum & Gardens is a 360-acre, dog-friendly oak preserve of formal gardens, woodlands, wetlands and prairies that offers a variety of events, classes and exhibits. Taltree is open year-round. All proceeds power Taltree’s restoration, conservation and education initiatives.

Taltree is located at 450 West 100 North, near Valparaiso, Indiana in Northern Indiana, just south of U.S. 30, approximately 15 minutes east of Interstate 65.


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