Location: Northside Intermediate School, 159 Northside Dr., Milton WI
Time: 12:30 pm Hoo’s Woods Raptor Education Program (indoors) with live birds
1:45 pm Bald Eagle Populations and biology with Gary and Penny Shackelford
2:30 Hoo’s Woods will release a rehabilitated bald eagle behind the school
Hoo’s Woods “Share a Raptor Experience”
As our way of giving back to our community that has so warmly supported us for the past 20 years, we invite you to join us for memorable and educational experience. Participants will meet several of our education birds including our Golden Eagle, Bald Eagle, Peregrine Falcon, Barred Owl and other special feathered guests. This one hour program is free to the public however, donations are welcome. Participants will learn about their natural history, breeding, habitat and behaviors. These raptors are some of the most beautiful and fascinating birds in the world. Our program will leave you spellbound, anxious to learn more about these fascinating birds and others. At 2:30 we will release a rehabilitated Bald Eagle behind the school.
“Eagles in the Neighborhood”
Penny and Gary Shackelford own 380 acres in northern Rock County. The property, called Fair Meadows, is a State Natural Area and has diverse habitats, including mesic prairies, oak-hickory woodlands, sedge meadows, and open marsh. Their mission is to maintain and enhance these natural communities to promote the greatest possible biological diversity. One measure of success is the many species of birds that use the property for breeding, for a winter home, or for migration stopovers. Among the 191 species of birds they have observed at Fair Meadows, Bald Eagles have been among the most exciting. The Shackelfords will relate the story of the eagles on their property and will review the growth of eagle populations in southern Wisconsin.