The undergraduate volunteers from the Cornell Raptor Program visited the library this weekend and brought along four birds that are residents of the program. Over 70 kids and adults enjoyed getting up close and personal with a Peregrine Falcon, a Red Tailed Hawk, an Eastern Screech Owl, and a Barred Owl. The students discussed what makes these birds unique, how they came to be part of the Raptor Program, and answered many questions from the audience. The Cornell Raptor Program promotes the care and conservation of raptors through public education and student training using live birds of prey.
This program was one of the many Summer Reading Program events offered by the Lansing Community Library reflecting this year’s theme, Tails and Tales.