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Birding festivals growing into Junefest

By Tom LaVenture

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MERCER, Wis. — For groups involved with the fifth Mercer Bird Festival on Saturday, the event has increased its visibility by joining the annual Lupine Junefest at Carow Park.

The Bird Festival is a collaboration with the Mercer Area Chamber of Commerce and it’s still a work in progress but is doing well, said Licia Johnson, education director and naturalist at the North Lakeland Discovery Center, which started the birding event five years ago. This is the second year together with the Lupine Junefest.

“Our birding festival was traditionally a...

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