Visit With the Owls of New Jersey

Raptor Trust will come by the Library at 7 p.m. tonight to tell everyone about its wonderful owls.

Not only are they among the wisest of birds, but owls also play pivotal roles in wonderful stories such as the Harry Potter and Guardians of Ga’Hoole books.

Come to the at 7 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 5, and get an up close and personal look at these fantastic creatures during . Presented by Raptor Trust, a wild bird rehabilitation center. Visit with one of the trust's owls while learning more about these fascinating creatures. All of New Jersey’s owl species will be discussed, including some of the less-known winter visitors.

This event is sponsored by the Friends of the East Brusnwick Environmental Commission.

Friends of the EB Environmental Commission January 05, 2012 at 01:58 PM
Join us at the library tonight to learn about owls of NJ, and meet one of the Raptor Trust's rehabilitated owl. No registration required. FREE and open to all. Refreshments will be served, bring a mug.
Friends of the EB Environmental Commission January 07, 2012 at 03:56 PM
Sylvie, an Eastern Screech-Owl, was the star of the show last night. Six years ago when she was a just a little chick, Sylvie fell out the nest and was attacked by a cat. Luckily she was found by someone who knew where to take and injured bird – The Raptor Trust [www.theraptortrust.org]. Sylvie was taken care of by staff members of the Trust and is now a healthy and happy resident there. Many birds are released back into the wild after being rehabilitated at the Raptor trust, but Sylvie’s wing was so badly broken that even now she cannot fly for more than twenty feet. Sylvie shares a home with other raptors that cannot survive in the wild and spend their lives in the large aviaries of the Trust where they can be visited by NJ residents. Ben, from the Raptor Trust, brought Sylvie, pictures, stuffed owls, talons and many facts and stories to an Option Green event hosted by the Friends of the Environmental Commission. The meeting rooms at the library were filled up with kids and adults who came to learn about owl of NJ. More people wanted to meet Sylvie and Ben than were allowed in the two meeting rooms. We hope to have future Friends events in larger venues where more people can be seated. Please enjoy the pictures from last night’s presentation, upload your own pictures and tell us (in a comment) what you thought about the presentation. For more information on Friends’ events log on to www.friendsebec.com


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