Press Release, Live Birds of Prey Program, May 2017

Live Birds of Prey Wings of Wonder presentation at North Central Michigan College

Mackinac Straits Raptor Watch will host Empire-based wildlife rehabilitator Rebecca Lessard and several live birds of prey Saturday, May 6 in the library conference room of North Central Michigan College. Sessions with Lessard, director and founder of Wings of Wonder, will take place at 1 p.m. and 2:15 p.m.

Wings of Wonder is a wild bird rescue organization dedicated to increasing public awareness of birds of prey as well as rehabilitating injured or sick birds. Attendees will learn about adaptations that make birds of prey unique, as well as environmental issues that impact them. Sessions will feature live birds in addition to a hands-on display of raptor-related artifacts such as wings, feathers, feet, and pellets. Lessard will answer audience questions and have Wings of Wonder merchandise for sale.

Attendees are encouraged to bring cameras to this excellent opportunity to learn about and meet some of Wings of Wonder’s educational ambassador birds. This is a free event made possible by the Petoskey-Harbor Springs Area Community Foundation and the Petoskey Area Visitors Bureau.