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Wednesday, 18 September 2013 14:35

Mysteries of raptors revealed in Cashiers

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out raptorsA group of raptors will be featured at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24, at The Village Green Commons in Cashiers. 

 

“Raptor” is not a scientific classification but a catchall term used to refer to agile and powerful avian hunters such as eagles, hawks, falcons, kites and owls. Raptor expert Michael Skinner, will bring a group of these birds of prey from Balsam Mountain Trust for the upcoming presentation.

The birds kept at Balsam Mountain Trust can no longer effectively hunt and therefore cannot live in the wild. Their injuries are usually the result of accidents.  The Trust rehabilitates them and uses them for educational programs. 

“Birds of prey have both fascinated and terrorized humankind for thousands of years,” commented Skinner. “This is why they are revered by kings and killed out of ignorance, greed and arrogance.”

The presentation is part of the monthly Village Nature Series, sponsored by the Highlands-Cashiers Land Trust and The Village Green to promote environmental education.

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