Michael Skinner, executive director of the Balsam Mountain Trust, will conduct the hour-long program beginning at 1 p.m. Thursday, June 6, in the Oconaluftee Multipurpose Room, adjacent to the Oconaluftee Visitor Center. Visitors can see up-close some of the planetâ€™s most recognized and revered wild animals, such as the tiny eastern screech owl and northern bald eagle. Balsam Mountain Trust, a Western North Carolina non-profit that cares for non-releasable birds of prey, is teaming with the park to put on the show.
â€śWe are delighted to welcome Balsam Mountain Trust to the park for this program,â€ť said Lynda Doucette, supervisory park ranger. â€śThis is an opportunity for park visitors to see and learn about these beautiful birds firsthand.â€ť
The Oconaluftee Visitor Center is on U.S. 441, two miles north of Cherokee.
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