RGV: Green Jays galore
I also spied artistic depictions of the jays in a couple spots. The auditorium, for instance, includes a space for children called Kiskadee Korner. Kudos to the festival organizers for not overlooking youngsters, who represent the future of birding!
Beside the Kiskadee Korner entrance, two screens featured artwork by local students. A sixth-grader at Coakley Middle School in Harlingen drew this piece
while a student in the 9-10th grade division at Rio Grande Valley Arts Studio in Harlingen created this piece.
At Quinta Mazatlan, a World Birding Center in McAllen, I found this art sitting on the table that offered pan dulce to festival participants. Mmmm.
Pretty amazing colors, eh? And pretty amazing that Valley residents consider Green Jays "trash birds"!