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Friends with Feathers

How have birds of prey like raptors evolved over time? How have recent environmental changes affected bird habitat? Ron Walker, a program director with Friends with Feathers, will answer these questions and more when he discusses “Live Raptors of the Finger Lakes” at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 13 in Albright Auditorium. Attendees will learn about the natural history of raptors and how recent environmental changes have affected natural bird habitats. Management and wildlife conservation will also be covered. The event will also include a question and answer session. Walker has an extensive wildlife education background, including 30 years as a high school biology teacher and more than 25 years as a scout leader and nature interpreter. Friends with Feathers is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to educating the public about birds of prey. The organization keeps an aviary of birds, including owls, hawks and a turkey vulture that cannot be released into the wild due to injury or defect and are used for educational programs in ecology and conservation. This event is free, open to the public and appropriate for all ages – families are welcome. Registration requested by calling (315) 781-4382 or e-mailing

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