Live Birds of Prey visit Gilmanton Year-Round Library September 20th
The creator and operator of an Epping
rehabilitation facility dedicated to the rescue and care of injured
raptors – birds of prey such as hawks, owls, falcons, and the like –
will describe her work, accompanied by several of her avian friends,
in a presentation to be offered at 6 p.m. on Thursday, September 20,
at the Gilmanton Year-Round Library.
Kelly from On the Wing is a federal and state licensed
rehabilitator, educator and falconer, specializing in raptors.
A little over seven years ago she found 10 dead barred owls along
the shoulder of Route 101 between Auburn and Hampton. It was a
calling she couldn’t ignore and decided to get involved, bridging
the gap for wildlife through education and rehabilitation. She
will offer attendees a glimpse into the complex relationship between
raptors and humans and the reasons why protection and rehabilitation
are important in our lives. “I am honored to be in the
presence of these amazing creatures and to educate all age groups in
making a difference for wildlife,” she explains.
Wing is part of an amazing team: Veterinary Emergency and Surgery
Hospital, New Hampshire Fish and Game, animal control officers,
local and state law enforcement and the general public.
program is free and open to the public. The library is located
on Route 140 opposite the Gilmanton School.