Weather be damned, the City of Lamar is throwing a High Plains Snow Goose Festival this weekend. It's the tenth year for the event, patterned after the popular Monte Vista Crane Festival and, as Colorado Division of Wildlife spokesman Michael Seraphin notes, well worth it when providence lends a hand: "When you get into the right circumstances, it's awesome. You might see upwards of 40,000 birds landing on the shoreline." That's 40,000 snow-white birds dropping down from the heavens, folks.And if the birds don't show up? Lamar is still throwing a party, beginning today and continuing through Sunday, with an arts-and-crafts fair, lectures, nature walks and more, in addition to goose-viewing tours at sunrise and sunset. Dress warmly, bring binoculars and keep the region's other sights -- from Bent's Old Fort to the Camp Amache Japanese Internment Camp -- in mind. For information on the weekend's activities, visit the fest website or call 1-719-336-4370.
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