Friday, May 10, 2013

On the Road Again: Migrations Celebration!

I'm off again, this time to Little Beaver State Park, near Beckley WV, to tell stories and do crafts with children for the Migration Celebration. This is the annual major fund-raiser for Three Rivers Avian Center, where birds of all feathers are healed, repaired and even re-trained to enter the wild after an injury. Recent successes included the rehabilitation of an eagle that suffered from lead poisoning.

Ron and Wendy Perrone and their volunteers do good work, and their public education efforts have informed thousands of the danger to our wildlife from litter and other things we humans do without thinking about our impact on the rest of the world.

At the Celebration, visitors can get up close to Regis, the bald eagle who resides at the Center, as well as owls, falcons and other birds of prey. It's fascinating, believe me, to see these birds--and heartbreaking to learn how they came to be permanent residents at the Center. But they do provide an excellent teaching resource, and they've got a good life ahead thanks to TRAC.

The Celebration features activities for all ages--bird-watching walks, bug identification, nature displays, photography workshops, a magician, a storyteller (me!) crafts and all kinds of other things to do in a beautiful natural setting. And it's all free! So I will hope to see some of you there, and if not, stay tuned here to read more about the day, because you know I'll be posting about it.



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2 comments:

Michelle said...

So wonderful that this celebration is centered on nature!

Sue said...

Sounds like a pretty cool thing to me!

=)

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