Monday, May 9, 2011

Spring Raptor Release

Wonderful weather and a fantastic turn out helped make the spring public Raptor Release a success this past Saturday! It was held at the Three Rivers Park District's Hyland Lake Park Reserve in Bloomington.

Here, TRC education volunteer Margaret Overland demonstrates how owls hear, with winged ambassador Samantha the great horned owl looking on.

Three rehabilitated hawks were released - two red-tailed hawks and one broad-winged hawk. Clinic Manager Lori Arent looks on, along with clinic/flight volunteers Michelle Cook, Terry Headley and Jo Martinson.

Three Rivers came up with a wonderful activity so the public could build nests for stuffed raptors!

TRC education staff Adam Barnett and Laura Freeman enjoyed the cutouts that Xcel Energy brought along!

The Raptor Center had a display that showed the steps in the process to admit and rehabilitate raptors.

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