Desoto State Park

Nature’s Garbagemen: The Wonderful World of Vultures

Event Dates:
May 15, 2021, 8:00 pm
May 15, 2021, 9:00 pm
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Events In & Around DeSoto State Park:

Campfire Talk: Nature’s Garbagemen: The Wonderful World of Vultures

Join us for a fun campfire talk in the Great Outdoors!

Campfire Talks are a series of educational & entertaining programs located outside in DeSoto State Park. Campfire programs are held many Friday & Saturday evening (June –October) in our large campfire ring inside the improved campground. Talks are for all ages, & open to everyone!

There are 23 vulture species in the world, and at least one type of vulture is found on every continent except Australia and Antarctica. While they are not usually rated as “cute and cuddly” these scavenging birds do our environment a world of good. Vultures are amazing birds, but they are often misunderstood. Learning just how unique these birds are can help you better appreciate their place in the world’s avifauna and how important their ongoing conservation is. Mercedes Maddox, Nongame Wildlife Biologist from the AL Division of Wildlife & Freshwater Fisheries is our guest speaker for this fun talk.

Date: Saturday, May 15, 2021

Time: 8:00-9:00 pm

Where: DeSoto State Park-Fort Payne, Alabama. Campfire Ring in the Improved Campground (In case of inclement weather will be located in the CCC Pavilion in picnic area)

Fee: Free, no pre-registration required; masks are respectfully requested when in proximity of others not in your household. For any details about the talk, email