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Wednesday Nov 08

Nature Matters: The Private Life of the Unloved Bird

06:45 PM - 08:15 PM

Vultures are often overlooked, underappreciated, and unloved, despite the vital role they play in healthy ecosystems. Worldwide, vultures are more likely to be threatened or endangered than any other group of raptor, but in the United States turkey and black vultures may be increasing in number. Katie Fallon, author and co-founder of the Avian Conservation Center of Appalachia, will discuss the life and times of the noble turkey vulture, including its feeding, nesting, and roosting habits, migratory behaviors, and common misconceptions. Light refreshments of appetizers, wine and beer will be available.