On Sunday, June 2, Green Chimneys continues its famous tradition featuring more than 100 birds of prey on display with falconers from across New York and Connecticut. Visitors will have a chance to get “up close and personal” with majestic eagles, hawks, owls and falcons and learn from top wildlife and environmental experts.
This year Green Chimneys will welcome renowned Mongolian Eagle Hunter Lauren McGough. What began as a teenage fascination of golden eagles became a personal and professional passion. Lauren will share her experiences as a falconer, rehabber and anthropologist along with an impressive lineup of wildlife experts and environmentalists such as: Jim Fowler of Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom; Jonathan Wood The Raptor Project; Bill Robinson Wildlife Lectures; Brian Bradley Skyhunters in Flight; James Eyring Pace Environmental Center; Erik Callender Reptile Edventures and Nature Nick’s Animal Adventures. Plus special guests Two By Two Zoo, and the New York State Falconry Association.
High points of the day include free-flying raptors, live animal demonstrations, and the release of a rehabilitated bird; a very significant moment for Green Chimneys’ staff and student rehabilitators, as well as the numerous wildlife professionals in attendance. Other animal highlights include introductions to exotic species under the main tent, the animal residents of the Green Chimneys Farm & Wildlife Center and always, some four-footed (or no-footed) surprise guests!