Bird Day at the zoo Migrate to the Baltimore Zoo Sunday...

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May 11, 2000|By TOM LOBIANCO

Bird Day at the zoo

Migrate to the Baltimore Zoo Sunday for a day of events about migratory birds.

Authors Don and Lillian Stokes will present a backyard-bird-watching lecture and sign copies of their new book, "Stokes Oriole Book." The program, called International Migratory Bird Day, will focus on disappearing birds, such as Swainson's warbler, the sedge wren and the olive-sided flycatcher, and the great success of the peregrine falcon.

Events will include crafts, lectures and bird-watching tours. While at the zoo, celebrate Mother's Day by learning about the natural bond between animal mothers and their young at the "Mommies and Their Babies" event.

International Migratory Bird Day runs 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday at the Baltimore Zoo, Druid Hill Park. $9.50; $5.50 children ages 2-15 and seniors. "Mommies and Their Babies" takes place Sunday, 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. for children ages 4-5 and 12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m. for children ages 7-8. Cost is $15; $10 zoo members. Register by tomorrow. Call 410-366-LION.

The world of plants

Plant yourself at Port Discovery for the kid museum's new exhibit of live plants from the Mediterranean, the desert and the rain forest. "Growing Up With the Baltimore Conservatory and Botanic Gardens: A Living Exhibit" starts today. Learn how plants adapt to their environments and compare and contrast their unique qualities. Also, learn how many animals, aside from bees, help pollinate plants. Other exhibits at Port Discovery include worm-farm aquariums and carnivorous plants.

"Growing Up With the Baltimore Conservatory and Botanic Gardens: A Living Exhibit" opens today and runs indefinitely. Hours are 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Sundays, now through May 28; and 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. daily, May 29 through Labor Day. Open until 8 p.m. Fridays in July and August. Port Discovery, 35 Market Place. $10; $7.50 ages 3-12; under 3 free. Call 410-727-8120.

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