Massachusetts Birds of Prey

Power. Ferocity. Majesty and mystery. Human beings have invested birds of prey with these qualities for thousands of years. Their abilities to do the amazing continue to inspire our thoughts and excite our imaginations. But which ideas about these birds are facts and which are fictions?  Come to the Central Library this Sunday (March 22nd) at 2:00 p.m. to find out!  This program uses live birds of prey to explore what makes a “bird of prey,” the role they play in the environment, and how humans affect their ability to survive. Audience members will be able to see the birds up close, handle touchable natural history artifacts, and ask an experienced naturalist their questions. This presentation is brought by Mass Audubon’s Blue Hills Trailside Museum. Located in the Blue Hills Reservation outside of Boston, the Blue Hills Trailside Museum features exhibits on the natural history of the Blue Hills and Massachusetts. To help tell the story of the nature of Massachusetts, the Museum uses native wildlife which cannot be released back into the wild due to permanent injury or parental loss. Thousands of people enjoy and learn from the educational programs and events offered by the museum each year. Mass Audubon works to protect the nature of Massachusetts for people and wildlife. Together with more than 100,000 members, we care for 35,000 acres of conservation land; provide school, camp, and other educational programs for 225,000 children and adults annually; and advocate for sound environmental policies at local, state, and federal levels. Each year, our statewide network of wildlife sanctuaries welcomes nearly half a million visitors of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds and serves as the base for our work. To support these important efforts, call 800-AUDUBON (800-283-8266) or visit www.massaudubon.org. This free program is limited to 30 people on a first come, first served basis.  It is recommended for children ages 5 and older and families.

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