September 2018 Program: Live Raptor Presentation

September 24, 2018 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
People's Church
1758 10th St N
Kalamazoo, MI 49009
Philip Micklin

Join Joe and Barb Rogers for the first presentation of ASK’s new program season as they give their “Live Bird Presentation.” Look straight into the dark eyes of a beautiful Barred Owl, understand mysterious sounds of the night, learn how an American Kestrel guards its prey. Learn about cavity-nesting birds, hunting techniques of falcons, specialized adaptations of American Kestrels, and camouflage used by Eastern Screech-Owls. Learn about the adaptations of wild hawks and owls; learn about their language, hunting habits, and niche. The Wildlife Recovery Association brings an exciting natural history program involving live birds to the ASK September monthly meeting. Laugh, learn, and develop a passion for these magnificent birds. Don’t miss this exciting presentation and bring your kids who will also love it.

Joe received his degree in biology from Central Michigan University, and spent many years in the field studying raptors. Nest studies of Bald Eagles, Red-tailed Hawks, Great Horned Owls, American Kestrels, Barred Owls, and Eastern Screech-Owls were a part of his early studies. Through Michigan’s Nongame Wildlife Fund, and in conjunction with the Ottawa National Forest, Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, and The Nature Conservancy, Joe spent almost 30 years working on reintroduction and monitoring of Peregrine Falcons at Michigan’s Wild Sites. Joe has received numerous awards for his educational presentations in which the focus is live birds of prey. During slow times, Joe enjoys the swamp, canoeing, kayaking, hiking, and his awesome pups.

You are invited to join us to meet and hear the Rogers and their live birds on Monday, September 24, at the People’s Church, 1758 North 10th Street, Kalamazoo. Our program starts at 7:30 PM and is preceded by a social time with light refreshments at 7:00 PM. Guests and the public are encouraged to attend. Handicap parking and access is at either the front or rear entrance of the building. Please remember to bring your own coffee mug to reduce dishwashing.