Natalie Mong, education director for Upstate Birds of Prey, a nonprofit organization established to assist in the capture, rehabilitation and release of injured and orphaned birds of prey, will talk about “The Fascinating Biology of Birds of Prey” at our final UT Science Forum lecture for 2015 Friday, November 20.
Natalie will discuss and show pictures of some amazing traits that make raptors the masters of the sky. From their hollow bones to the cones in a falcon’s nostrils, their bodies are designed for maximum efficiency in flight, reproduction, hunting and survival.
Natalie will bring some of her birds so everyone can see the differences between the wings of daytime and nighttime raptors and the differences in talons based on hunting and survival needs. Toward the close of the presentation, Natalie will present live birds for everyone to view, including Zena, a Red Tail Hawk; AJ, an American Kestrel; Wilson, an Eastern Screech Owl; and a surprise bird…can you guess?
The UT Science Forum is free and open to the public. The 45-minute presentation will begin at 12 p.m. in the Scripps Convergence Lab, 4th Floor of the Communications and Information Sciences Building in Circle Park on the University of Tennessee campus.
Attendees are encouraged to bring their lunch, but please note, there will not be food available to purchase on site because of our change in location.
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