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Lorikeets! return to Micke Grove Zoo April 30

Lorikeets! return to Micke Grove Zoo April 30

STOCKTON - Some of the world’s most beautiful parrots are headed back to Lodi this summer as the popular "Lorikeets!" exhibit returns to Micke Grove Zoo beginning Saturday, April 30. The exhibit will end its five-month run on Sunday, October 2.

Like last year, these brightly-colored and noisy birds will be housed at the zoo’s temporary Lorikeet Adventure area, an open-air aviary designed for public interaction. Uniquely adapted to be nectar feeders, the lorikeets can interact with visitors who will be able to purchase small cups of food for the birds. Once inside the enclosure, visitors may experience the birds landing on arms, hands and even heads as lorikeets are attracted to the food.

Entry into "Lorikeets!" is included in the price of Zoo admission. Adult admission is $4, admission for youth ages three to 17 years is $2. Children two years and under are free. Cups of lorikeet nectar will be available for $1.

"Lorikeets!" will be open from 10:00 a.m.

2,700 lb trout plant scheduled for McMillen Tournament Feb. 5

STOCKTON - Oak Grove Regional Park will be closed to fishing on Friday, Feb. 4 as officials plant 2,700 pounds of trout in preparation for the 8th Annual Bob McMillen Memorial Fishing Tournament on Saturday, Feb. 5.

The park, located on Eight Mile Road at I-5 in Stockton, will reopen at 6:15 a.m. on Saturday for the tournament hosted by the San Joaquin County Parks and Recreation and California State Department of Fish and Game.

A $5 fishing permit fee and valid California fishing license are required for those 16 years old and older to participate. A $5 vehicle will also apply including all State Fish and Game laws. Participants must bring their own fishing equipment.

Prizes for the tournament will be awarded in youth, teen and adult categories. Participants are limited to one type of category. Registration closes at 10 a.m. and the last weigh-in is at 12:30 p.m.