SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — Get ready for a wild time as the Tahoe Institute for Natural Science (TINS) and the U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit (LTBMU) host Wild Tahoe Weekend! Join us June 23-24, 2018, at Taylor Creek Visitor Center, just three miles north of South Lake Tahoe on Highway 89. Residents and visitors are invited to attend this free family and fun event!

To kick off Wild Tahoe Weekend, the LTBMU will host the Native Species Festival on Saturday, June 23, 2018, from 10am to 3pm. This festival is a great way to spend the day outdoors and learn about the many native plant and animal species of the Lake Tahoe Basin. Attend walks led by field professionals and explore educational booths from various public and nonprofit agencies. Participants will experience frequent visits from Lulu the Lahontan Cutthroat Trout and Smokey Bear.

On Sunday June 24, 2018, TINS will host the 8th annual Lake Tahoe Bird Festival from 10am until 3pm. The event includes hourly guided bird walks along the Rainbow Trail, information and presentations on migratory birds, bird crafts and games, bird house building, visits with birds of prey, a live falconer, and more!

Various local agencies will be participants of Wild Tahoe Weekend including California State Parks, Nevada Department of Wildlife, Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care, and many others. Food Vendors will be present.

For more information about these events please visit www.tinsweb.org/calendar.