Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Upcoming talk: Melissa Hill with live raptors

Being a wild animal isn't easy, even if you are one of the top predators in North America. How can birds like hawks, vultures, falcons, and owls survive in an ever-changing world? Melissa Hill of the Draper Museum Raptor Experience will teach us about the phenomenal adaptations of these incredible animals, including amazing eyesight, hovering capabilities, camouflage, and the ability to soar for hours without flapping, just to name a few. Four live birds will accompany the program, bringing with them a greater appreciation for their species and their abilities.

Join us Wednesday, April 26, for this special live raptor program. We will meet in the Berry Center auditorium. Parking adjacent to the building is free after 5 pm. Bird chat and refreshments begin at 6:40 pm, and the talk will begin at 7:10 pm.

Melissa Hill is the Live Raptor Program Manager for the Draper Museum Raptor Experience at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Cody, Wyoming. She has a BS in Wildlife and Fisheries Biology and Management from the University of Wyoming and has been working with raptors since 1997 when she began volunteering with Laramie Raptor Refuge. Hill has worked with four different raptor education programs and more than 70 raptors in her career, teaching thousands of children and adults about the important role that birds of prey, and every species, play in our world.

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