Thursday, June 12, 2014

"Sky Hunters in Flight: The Ancient Sport of Falconry" in Derby

The Naugatuck Valley Audubon Society, in cooperation with the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection’s Kellogg Environmental Center will hold a program entitled “Sky Hunters in Flight:  The Ancient Sport of Falconry” at 7 p.m. June 17,  according to a news release.
"Master falconer Brian Bradley will present an indoor lecture with live falcons and owls on display followed by free flight demonstrations (weather permitting) of his falcons," the release said. 
"Audience members will have the opportunity to witness a falcon in flight as it sharpens its hunting skills.  They will also learn about the raptors’ many adaptations for survival and the vital role they play at the top of the food chain in their environment. This a rare opportunity for both bird lovers and photographers to interact with and observe these majestic birds, as they typically hunt in remote places or at night," the release said. 
The presentation is open to the public, the release said.
There is a suggested donation of $8 for adults and children ages 12 and under are free.  The donation supports NVAS projects and programs, conservation efforts and bird walks, the release said.
The Kellogg Environmental Center is at 500 Hawthorne Ave, Derby. 
Light refreshments will be served after the program, the release said. 
For more information, directions, or to register, call  the Kellogg Environmental Center at (203) 734-2513 or contact Dennis Kocyla at (203) 734-9325 or     

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