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Summer Family Evenings at PEEC presents: Owls

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Join Pajarito Environmental Education Center and the Santa Fe Raptor Center for an evening of owls at 6:30 p.m. June 12 at PEEC, 3540 Orange St.
Participants will view live owls, learn owl calls and take a walk to listen for owls on the trail.  The event is free to PEEC members and $5 per family for non-members. No registration is required.
Laura Swartz from the Santa Fe Raptor Center will bring a Barn Owl, Saw-Whet Owl, and a Great Horned Owl to PEEC.  She’ll share information about the owls — how they came to be educational birds and what their lives would be like if they lived in the wild.
Then, Los Alamos National Laboratory ecologist Dave Keller, will play owl calls so that participants can learn to recognize them. Finally, as dusk approaches, the group will walk down the trail next to PEEC to see if they can hear owls calling in the wild.  
The Santa Fe Raptor Center cares for injured birds in order to release them back into their natural habitat. They focus on rescue, rehabilitation and release of wild birds. Birds that cannot be released back into the wild become educational birds, inspiring appreciation, understanding and respect for wildlife.
All the proceeds from this evening’s event will be donated to the Raptor Center.
For more information, visit PajaritoEEC.org, call 662-0460 or e-mail Programs@PajaritoEEC.org.