Join Heather Merritt, Birds in Flight Sanctuary, during this evening talk on Raptors. Raptors are birds of prey that is known for their predatory habits of feeding on other animals. This group of birds possesses several unique anatomical characteristics that allow them to be superior hunters. There are 30 species of hawks, falcons, and eagles, as well as 18 species of owls breeding in North America. Not only are raptors really interesting birds, but they also play a crucial role in many ecosystems and, because they are at the top of many food chains, they face threats of greater magnitude than do other species below them on food chains. Learn about the environmental concerns that raptors face, then meet some of the birds that Heather has rescued that cannot be released back into the wild. Registration requested, but not required. Call Fellows Riverside Gardens for registration and details, 330.740.7116.
The Naturalist Series is a collaboration between the OSU Extension – Mahoning County Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist program and Mill Creek MetroParks. The 2020 series starts out with Dr. Enrico Bonello in February.