16th Annual Salamander Festival

Link for Festival Poster

Saturday, January 25, 2020
Shades Valley Community Church
160 Oxmoor Rd, Homewood, AL 35209 (across Oxmoor from Patriot Park

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See Real Salamanders! Also displays with birds, fish, frogs, turtles and crayfish.

2020 Awards: Jennifer Andress, Amy Milam, Amber Kustos, Jane Ross, (Presenter: Henry Hughes), Mark Thomas. Not pictured: Dr. Bill Cleveland and Berkley Squires. All helped with invasive plant removal along Shades Creek Greenway.


5 tables of arts and crafts for families to make (free), including Clay salamanders, fish prints, origami, and more.
F
ossils, microscopes, Whooping crane information, recycling display, art by Homewood Students,
Southern trees’ display, new educational interactive displays, and much more.

2:00 – Family nature hike (outdoors)

3:00 – Festival begins (indoors) with salamanders and activities

Music with Rob Angus and “Over The Hillbillies” band

3:45 – Welcome from Friends of Shades Creek & Homewood Mayor’s Office
Awards and prizes
4:00 – Salamander story with Jay Eubanks, Herpetologist
Dancing with Alessia Lovreglio from Edgewood Dance Center
Free admission
Thank you to our festival sponsors:
Goodwyn, Mills, and Cawood Architecture
Shades Valley Community Church
Homewood Environmental Commission
Samford University
Eagle Solar & Light