On Tuesday, Dec. 2, raptors will land at HWS. The visit is part of a live bird presentation by Friends with Feathers Program Presenter Ron Walker. With birds at hand, Walker will teach participants about the natural history of birds of prey (raptors) and how recent environmental changes have effected bird habitat and encouraged wildlife management/conservation. Last year’s demonstration delighted children of all ages.
Walker has an extensive wildlife education background. He taught high school biology for 30 years and has been a scout leader and nature interpreter for more than 25 years, helping students of all ages to understand their natural environment.
Friends with Feathers is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to educating the public about birds of prey. The Friends with Feathers aviary is home to birds of prey that cannot be released into the wild (due to an injury or defect).
The event takes place at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 2 in Albright Auditorium; it is free and open to the public. Walker’s visit is sponsored by the Finger Lakes Institute and the Office of the Provost.