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 planet‚Äôs 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.
‚ÄúWe are delighted to welcome Balsam Mountain Trust to the park for this program,‚ÄĚ said Lynda Doucette, supervisory park ranger. ‚ÄúThis is an opportunity for park visitors to see and learn about these beautiful birds firsthand.‚ÄĚ
The Oconaluftee Visitor Center is on U.S. 441, two miles north of Cherokee.
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