“Pay What You Want” Event at Carolina Raptor Center on June
TAUNTON, ENGLAND – AUG 28: A young, rescued Tawny Owl perches on a branch while waiting to be released into the wild at the RSPCA West Hatch Wildlife Center on August 28, 2012 in Taunton, England. Between January and the end of July, 33 of the chicks were taken to the RSPCA center in Somerset for treatment, a large increase from previous years. While the exact reason for this increase is unclear, it is believed that upside-down weather conditions and a few extremely windy days in spring and summer may have contributed to it. (Photo by Matt Cardy / Getty Images)
Tucked away in the woods of Huntersville is the Carolina Raptor Center. It’s a wonderful place within the Latta Nature Center and Preserve that works to rehabilitate injured birds of prey and educate the public about their importance.
I have been to this place before and have seen flight shows and close interactions with raptors. The Raptor Trail was filled with adorable baby owls, adult owls, eagles, vultures, hawks, and hawks. On June 10, the Carolina Raptor Center will host a “pay your way” event with no prescribed admission fees.
All you have to do is arrive for a visit and contribute whatever you can to the donation box. It is an open invitation to the community to observe the holidays while celebrating freedom and enjoying nature together. The Carolina Raptor Center is open seven days a week and the hours are 10:00 am to 12:30 pm and 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm You can see more here.
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