Saturday Apr 13 2013 comments Loomis Earthday Festival By: Photography by Kim Palaferri/Loomis New -A +A Christopher Dvorak looks closely at some plant cells. Bridggette Beard, introduces a black and white tegu lizzard to visitors at the Loomis Earth Day Festival. Wally, a three-year-old red tail hawk, visits with interested spectators at the Kindred Spirit booth at the Loomis Earth Day booth. Laurie Kubiak, left holds Little Wise Owl, and Pat Benik with Wally, a red tail hawk, help bring awareness to caring for rescue animals with Kindred Spirit booth. Bridggette Beard, introduces a black and white tegu lizzard to visitors at the Loomis Earth Day Festival. Shreya Iyer, (10) is a brave little girl giving this gant tegu a pet with Eco Station representative Bridgette Beard. Paisley Specht (9) and her younger sister Haleigh-Rose Specht (6) create a mask using materials at the ReCreate booth at the 3rd Annual Loomis Earth Day festival. Christopher Dvorak (5) gets some help discovering cells with his mom Regina Dvorak. CJ Dvorak, (10) checks out some plant cells in a microscope. Thomas Thornton (4) from Auburn, meets a new friend, nine-year-old Modoc, a rescue horse. Thor Fettke, (3) gives Buckshot a sample of locally grown grass located at the train deopt in Loomis. Buckshot was on display with the Beaureau of Land Management Wild Horse & Burro Program. At the 6th Annual Loomis Earth Day celebration, visitors from all walks of life came to expore all about perserving the earth at the festival. Lara Hawthorne, of Sierra View Nursery, teaches Jennifer Powers and Laurie Vaillancourt the benefits of using Stevia plant as a sweetner instead of processed sugars. Annika Dukes (6), picks up a sunflower plant she created with the help of Del Oro Future Farmers of America student Ashlyn Woods. Tim Stephenson, on drums, and Brett Cole jam during a lunchtime session with instructors from McLaughlin Studio. Joe Tiger and Wendy Watson entertain attendees at the Loomis Earth Day Festival. Kristen Havins picks up a new friend at the Loomis Earth Day festival. The puppy was for adoption at the The Dog Spot booth. Heather MacRoberts convinces Hjordes Norman to sign a petition called Abby's Petition that supports the Someplace with a Mountain and the apuur.org. During the 6th Annual Loomis Earth Day Festival, Tank a 12-year-old tortoise goes out for a stroll with Star Eco Station animal handler Bridgette Beard. Christopher Dvorack (5) found a lot of interesting things at the Loomis Earth Day event, including a visit with Tank the tortoise. Sam Whiteturtle gives Stacey Gresko a sample of honey, which can help fight allergies. Placer County Sheriff deputy and K9 handler Chris Oliver acts a decoy during a police k9 demonstration with Eros. Placer County Sheriff deputy and K9 handler Chris Oliver acts a decoy during a police k9 demonstration with Eros. Placre County Sheriff deputy Kevin Thompson shows what little sample of drugs a police k9 can sniff out.