Stop by to visit with res­i­dent birds

Dayton Daily News - - LOCAL FOCUS - DIANA BLOW­ERS, CON­TRIBUT­ING WRITER

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.

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