Apologies for less than two months notice with the registration form, but for anyone interested in exploring West Texas as it recovers from last year's droughts and fires, this event should fit the bill quite nicely. The plants and animals are rebounding beautifully in northern Brewster County and the Gage Hotel & Gardens birding festival should be quite worthwhile.
Here is a link to the registration form pdf and current schedule (it should open in a new window) for participants; the a la carte option does NOT include the ranch tour, so with the full package comes the ranch tour and pretty much all meals and meet & greet options and the whole nine yards.
For locals, anyone wishing to attend the Kaufman lecture should be able to make it; it's Saturday afternoon and admission is $30 for talk. Book signing TBA, but either Friday during the vending session (12-7 pm) or Saturday after the lecture seems logical. I know Front Street Books has been stocking up in anticipation!
Vendor spaces are still available (they'll be inside!), though the registration form still isn't final; it is $50 for commercial booths, $20 for non-profits and each space includes one table and electricity is available upon request.
Please pass this along to anyone who may be interested!
Edit: As of June 1, the form is also available on the Gage's home page, http://www.gagehotel.com/ look for a "button" with the event logo on the lower left side of the page!
Matt works on grounds at the Gage and has provided scouting for the festival, Heidi consults and helps coordinate for this event. Both will be helping wrangle trips/activities during the event. Compensation is overshadowed by feedback and enthusiasm.