Huntington, Ind.— Huntington College will present a program on hawks and other birds of prey on February 5, from 7- 8:30 p.m. at Thornhill Nature Preserve. Raptor expert Laura Edmonds will describe hawks’ habits and offer tips on how and where to see them. She will include several live birds in her presentation, including a Ruff-legged hawk, an owl, a Red-tail hawk, a Harris hawk, a Kestrel, and a Broad-winged hawk.
The program is free and open to the public. Area teachers are especially invited to attend with their students.
Edmonds serves as the executive director of Soarin’ Hawk Avian Rescue in Leo, Ind. (www.soarinhawk.org). Established in 1996, Soarin’ Hawk volunteers combine veterinary science with falconry techniques to rehabilitate injured and orphaned birds of prey.
Thornhill Nature Preserve is located approximately 8 miles north of Huntington at 2504 West County Road 1000 North. For directions or further information, contact Jule McKanna at (260) 359-4120, or visit the Thornhill Nature Preserve web site at www.huntington.edu/thornhill.
Huntington College operates Thornhill Nature Preserve for the educational enrichment of its own students and the regional community. The 77-acre property includes a variety of diverse habitats, including evergreen and deciduous forest, a woodland pond, meadows, and wetlands. The diverse ecosystem supports a wide variety of wildflowers, mammals, and birds. Thornhill provides outdoor educational opportunities through the Reiff Nature Center, MindScape Program, MindScape Academy, community events, and the Ropes Challenge Course.
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