The Friends of Sullys Hill group is celebrating their 20th anniversary year and it’s kicking off with a bang this coming Saturday, May 12.

The Friends of Sullys Hill group is celebrating their 20th anniversary year and it’s kicking off with a bang this coming Saturday, May 12.

First, they will host North Dakota Chautauqua as they conduct their bird walk leaving from the Visitors Center at 7 a.m. This event will be led by popular local educators, Jim and Marsha Samson. A light breakfast social provided by the Friends of Sullys Hill will follow the tour.

Then stick around or come back at Noon for a full afternoon in honor of International Migratory Bird Day. There will be presenters from the Red River Mobile Zoo touring with live animal exhibits at the amphitheater. This is your opportunity to visit with conservation education staff from the Red River Zoo. The Friends of Sullys Hill have planned a variety of family activities, too, for the afternoon including Birding with Binoculars, Migration Obstacle Course and Duck Wing ID Maze. These events will be conducted by the Sullys Hill 5th Grade Environmental Education students. If you’re hungry they will be providing for purchase tacos in a bag, or what some call “Walking Tacos” available from noon until 4 p.m. or until they are all gone whichever comes first. Wagon tours of the game preserve will leave from the Visitors Center starting at 12 p.m. and then on the hour, every hour on a first come, first served basis.

Finally, the auto tour, closed during the winter months, will open Saturday, May 12 for the season.

The hours for the Visitors Center will be Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 12 - 4 p.m., Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 12 - 6 p.m. It will be closed Tuesdays and Federal Holidays. For more information call 701-766-4272.