This announcement comes from the Melrose Public Library:
The Melrose Public Library is hosting a special live animal program for school aged children during February Vacation. Licensed raptor rehabilitator Jim Parks from Wingmasters will be presenting his “Birds of Prey” program on February 22nd at 2:30 p.m.
Birds of prey are also known as raptors, and they are hunting birds characterized by hooked beaks and powerful grabbing feet armed with sharp talons. Raptors can also boast the best eyesight and the sharpest hearing in the animal kingdom. Raptors include eagles, hawks, falcons and owls. The Birds of Prey program, which incorporates five live birds, gives an overview of these different categories. The program is designed to explain predation, the birds' place at the top of the food web, their different hunting adaptations and their status in a rapidly changing world. Because many birds of prey are declining in number, this presentation also features one or more of the endangered raptors that we care for, and explains why these species face an uncertain future.
Registration for this program will begin on Thursday, February 9th and continue until all spaces are filled. For more information please call the Children’s Room at 781-665-2314.