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  • 2 can’t-miss free events at Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge

  • This is the year to explore the great outdoors and Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge is the perfect place for your family to explore and participate in the planned activities. Celebrating its 75th anniversary throughout the year, Bombay Hook will pull no punches today, launching two free programs in “Live Bir...
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  • This is the year to explore the great outdoors and Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge is the perfect place for your family to explore and participate in the planned activities. Celebrating its 75th anniversary throughout the year, Bombay Hook will pull no punches today, launching two free programs in “Live Birds of Prey: Animal Behavior & Conservation Connections” and “Fun for Kids!”
    Time to ‘Prey’
    The Live Birds of Prey program will present species that live locally or migrate through the region. Participants will come eye to eye with a red-tailed hawk, red-shouldered hawk, broad-winged hawk, merlin and peregrine falcon. Expert trainer and educators Phung Luu and Jackie Kozlowski will be on hand to show the birds and answer your questions.
    Experience these raptors up close and in person. Learn about the uniqueness of this group of birds and why they have been admired for centuries.
    Youthful ‘Fun!’
    Keeping the ball rolling Saturday, the Fun for Kids! program will target children between the ages of 6 and 9, offering them the opportunity to get down and see Bombay Hook from a wild animal’s point of view: look for tracks and signs of red foxes, river otters and others creatures. In addition kids will practice moving like a squirrel and raccoon. Jason Beale, manager of Abbott’s Mill Nature Center, will lead the program.
     

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