Pascagoula River Audubon Center
Moss Point, MS
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Fall Migration to PRAC was a Success!
Hummingbird Festival 2021 has been deemed a SUCCESS with nearly 1,000 guests flocking to Moss Point for fun.  Guests enjoyed birds of prey, bee keepers, storytelling, hummingbird banding, native plant education, shopping and more.

This was the second Hummingbird Festival at PRAC, and it showed growth and expansion.  Based on feedback from guests, vendors and volunteers, next year will be even better.

Special thanks goes out to the PRAC Advisory Committee for the hard work throughout the weekend, Ingalls Shipbuilding for sponsoring storyteller Fox Ellis, Chevron Refinery for sponsoring the festival, Lenny’s for donating concession condiments and other special donors for financial and time contributions.

This festival is one of PRAC’s largest events of the year and not only provides financial support but allows exposure to new friends.

Stay tuned for information about the 2022 Hummingbird Festival.  Hummingbird merchandise is still available in the Hidden Heron Gift Shop.

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Online Native Plant Sales Underway
Native plants are always a great choice for your landscape, especially in fall so that the plants are established for spring blooming.

Many perennials, shrubs and trees sold during the Hummingbird Festival, but plenty of inventory remains for onsite and online sales with curbside delivery.  

To view the available inventory and to make purchases, click HERE.  You may select a date and time to pick up plants.  Shopping onsite is also available during regular business hours from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Wednesday through Friday.

For more information about the benefits of utilizing native plants in the landscape, click HERE.
Cruisers cruise into the River City
Celebrating its 6th year as part of official Cruisin’ The Coast festivities, Moss Point will host “Cruisin’ the River City” Tuesday, October 5, 2021.  Main Street will be closed from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. while cruisers from around the country crowd the street.

Food vendors will offer a taste of Moss Point along Audubon Way and special merchandise will also be available.  Admission to PRAC is waived that day, and a hospitality room will be open in the Moss Point Fine Art Gallery thanks to the Moss Point Garden Club and Celebrations! 

Traffic around Main Street and Arthur Street will be detoured to Wood Street, and parking in the Audubon lot will be for event volunteers and vendors. Parking along public streets and public lots will be available.

Make plans to attend the ceremony at noon at the main stage as Mayor Billy Knight presents an award for the Mayor’s choice along with other special car recognitions.
Celebrate Fall with Pumpkins
In the two years since Swamp Girl Glass Blowing has been offering personal sessions at the Pascagoula River Audubon Center, nothing has been more popular than the blown-glass pumpkins.

Create your own glass pumpkin with Solange Ledweth October 15 or 16 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.  Individual sessions are $70.  Registration for each session must be made with the artist through her website by clicking HERE.

Plans are underway to offer sessions to make blown-glass ornaments in December.  Stay tuned for more information.
Fall-o-ween fun festivities planned at PRAC
In collaboration with Jackson County, PRAC will host a variety of activities Saturday, October 30, to kick off the Jackson County Creature Feature video competition.  

The 1954 classic sci-fi horror movie Creature from the Black Lagoon will be shown at 10 a.m. to provide ideas and insight into ways to begin planning production of locally-produced videos.  Official rules and regulations for the competition will be announced October 30, so start your creative plans now.

Along with the movie, there will be activities for children, concession sales, a haunted house, costume prizes and more fall fun.

Admission to Fall-o-ween is FREE!

Witches and Warlocks on the Loose in Moss Point
Bring your broom, bike, wagon or golf cart and take part in the first Witches and Warlock Ride in Moss Point.  Sponsored by Moss Point Main Street and the Pascagoula River Audubon Center, the ride is sure to conjure up some spirits around the city.  

Proceeds from the event will go to the Dolly Parton Imagination Library that benefits local children.  The registration fee is $10 for each witch or warlock, and prizes will be awarded for the best decorated ride and the best costumes.  

The ride begins at the Pallet Mill Parking Lot and travels along Dantzler Street through Griffin Cemetery and back to PRAC where concessions, activities and a witches brew will be available.  

To register, click HERE.
Upcoming Events
October 5—Cruisin’ The River City
October 7—Nature Tots Begins (9:30-10:45 a.m.)
October TBD—Gulf Coast Traditional Rug Hooking Guild Exhibit Opens
October 15 and 16—Pumpkin Glass Blowing, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
October 26—Audubon Academy Begins
October 30—Fall-o-Ween Activities
November 6 and 7—Peter Anderson Festival, Ocean Springs
November 27—Shop Small Saturday, 9 a.m. until noon
December 4—Holiday Marketplace, 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.
Pascagoula River Audubon Center
5107 Arthur St., Moss Point, MS 39563
(228) 475-0825 |

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