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Celebrate roots and wings this weekend

Tuesday, October 23, 2018 by Katy McElroy

Can’t decide whether to party in observance of Arbor Day or for Monarch Appreciation Day? Well, this year you don’t have to. This year there will be a joint celebration of both nature holidays at the Zilker Botanical Garden. The Roots and Wings Festival is Saturday, Oct 27, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at 2220 Barton Springs Road, with free parking on Stratford Drive. Nature-inspired costumes are encouraged, and a costume parade will happen at 1:30 p.m. Other activities include a singing zoologist, a butterfly tag-and-release station, a kids’ tree climb with city arborists, and nature walks. Bring your own picnic, or grab something to go from the food truck. There is a small entrance fee – $1 for kids under 12 and seniors 62 and over, $2 for Austin resident adults, and $3 for nonresidents – and the event will take place rain or shine.

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