2012 Birdfest will be held Saturday, May 5 through Sunday May 6 in Foxburg. Saturday - morning birding tours, evening owl prowel, grassland bird calls, keynote speaker will be Jason Hill, who will discuss his current research findings regarding population dynamics of grassland breeding sparrows and their relationship to habitat created by reclaimed surface mines in PA. Sunday - birding tour at the Mount Zion/Piney Tract important bird area near Sligo, which houses rare and unique grassland breeding sparrows.
The 12th Annual May Garden Mart, hosted by the Franklin Gardeners Association will be held Saturday and Sunday, May 5 and May 6 in Fountain Park, Downtown Franklin. Booths will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Come find everything you need for your garden - perennials, annuals, hanging baskets, conifers, shrubs, gardening products, vegetables, herbs, trees, and ideas. There will also be children's activities, food and a Chinese raffle.