BREC’s Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center will host its annual “Duck Duck Goose Day” from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 22, at the center, 10503 N. Oak Hills Parkway.
This event gives visitors a first-hand look at waterfowl decoy carving, an art form firmly rooted in Louisiana’s rich cultural heritage, by featuring some of the region’s oldest and most rare decoys displayed by carvers and collectors from all over the Deep South.
This year’s special focus is “Classic New Orleans Decoys,” featuring special exhibits in large displays highlighting decoys from the Crescent City, carving demonstrations, duck calls and vintage boats and paddles, some more than 100 years old.
In addition there will be speakers, food and beverage vendors and door-prize giveaways throughout the day.
Admission is $5 for adults; $4 for children, ages 3-17, and $2 for Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center pass members. Free for children, age 2 and younger.
The 2015 honorees for the event include Sarah Hall, wife of Dave Hall; Al Muller, New Orleans senior carver and collector; and Andre Uzee, son of Francis “Slim” Uzee.
For more information, call (225) 757-8905 or visit brec.org/swamp.