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Close Encounters with Birds of Prey
October 20, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Raptors are birds of prey such as eagles, hawks, falcons or owls. Their innate abilities to survive can teach us about adaptations and the critical role raptors play in our environment. As predators at the top of the food chain, raptor populations are sensitive to environmental changes; their fate is linked directly with human actions.
Funds would support a program led by the Avian Wildlife Center (Sussex, NJ) featuring live birds /raptors from their rehabilitation program. The presenter would relate how raptors behave in the environs of Stokes State Forest where the LG Cook 4-H Camp is situated. Youth will learn about raptors unique features: hooked beak, strong feet with sharp talons, keen eyesight, and a carnivorous diet.