Watch out for 'gators! Huntington Beach State Park holds South Strand Wildlife & History Day


Huntington Beach State Park will be hosting its 18th Annual South Strand Wildlife & History Day this Saturday, March 17, 2012, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Huntington Beach State Park is by far one of my favorite spots on the Grand Stand. The birdwatching is tops, as is the beach. It's an awesome place for a picnic or a little trek. When I was perusing their website for upcoming events, I came across this gem and I was bursting with excitement people, seriously.  

The South Strand Wildlife & History Day is typically held on a weekday but, lucky for us, they are holding it on Saturday this year as part of Can Am Days. What an awesome way to celebrate St. Patrick's Day which is, coincidentally, my birthday! I think I have my birthday plans figured out folks. The event includes a variety of programs offered all through out the day. You can bet I'll be at the live raptor demonstration at 1 p.m. and checking out Belle, the green winged Macaw, afterwards, oh and there's the alligators too! For all you history buffs, there will be a variety of exhibits in the courtyard of Atalaya, former home of Archer and Anne Hyatt Huntington, which is located on the premises. 

All of the days events are free with your paid admission. For more information, including a schedule of events, please see the park's website, here.