Stop by to visit with resident birds
A Glen Helen Raptor Center staff member will be on hand Saturday from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. for those who want to stop by for an informal visit with the resident birds.
Participants will be able to explore hands on educational materials and see a bird up close on the glove at the center located at 1075 State Route 343 in Yellow Springs. A part of the Glen Helen Ecology Institute, it operates an education program about raptors and their role in Ohio’s ecosystems and a rehabilitation program for injured raptors.
Started in 1970 as part of Antioch College’s Glen Helen Outdoor Education Center, it includes outdoor education space, bird study programs, an intensive care room, outdoor cages for display of permanently handicapped birds and flight cages for recuperating birds. It admits 150200 birds of prey each year for rehabilitation and release to the wild, when possible.
Funding for the Glen Helen Raptor Center is provided through visitor donations, raptor adoptions and program fees. More information on the center is available online at www.glenhelen.org/raptor-center.