Historical society presents 'Birds of Prey' exhibit
Thursday, Sept. 13, at Sparta Presbyterian Church


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Sparta — The Delaware Valley Raptor Center (DVRC), located in Milford, PA is a non-profit dedicated to the rehabilitation and conservation of birds of prey. They receive no federal or state funds. Most of the birds treated at the center are returned to the wild. However, due to the severity of their injuries, some birds are unable to survive in the wild and must remain in captivity. These birds become an important element in DVRC educational programs.
“Close Encounter with Birds of Prey” will feature 6 live raptors. The audience will experience the majesty of hawks, falcons, owls and possibly an eagle up close, while gaining an understanding of a variety of ecological concepts. It is our hope that each individual will gain a greater respect and appreciation for these magnificent birds and foster a more responsible attitude towards all wildlife and natural history.
DVRC Director Bill Streeter, guest presenter, has over 30 years experience as a raptor rehabilitator, falconer, and educator. He has a BA in Biology, MS in Zoology and has completed Tuft’s University Veterinary School’s Leadership Program in Wildlife Medicine and Rehabilitation.
This natural history program will be held on Thursday, September 13th at Sparta Presbyterian Church located at 32 Main Street from 7:00PM – 8:30PM. Following the presentation, refreshments will be served. Those attending will have a chance to ask questions about the topic or other issues relating to these birds of prey. Members are free, non-members $5.
The Sparta Historical Society is located at The Van Kirk Homestead Museum at 336 Main Street (Rte. 517, use Middle School Driveway), Sparta. It will open Sunday, September 23rd with our Fall Exhibition called “Traditions of the Black Forest” and will be open every second and fourth Sunday through December 9th from 1-4 pm with 2PM talk. For further details or group reservations, call 973-726-0883 or Email: spartahistoricalsocnj@gmail.com.
Utility funding has been made available in part by the NJ Historical Commission through the County History Partnership Program, as administered by the Sussex County Arts & Heritage Council.