submitted by Lynne Tyler
The Friends of Ferguson Forest Centre (FFFC) have re-schedule the Birds of Prey Show with two shows on September 16th. The Show was an annual event prior to the pandemic and is now coming back. Originally scheduled for June, the show had to be postponed because of a severe thunderstorm warning. The raptors probably would have been smart enough to refuse to fly in that weather!
The Show is always a big hit with North Grenville residents, watching the different raptors plunge and soar and performing free flight demonstrations before returning to their handlers. It has been immensely popular in the past and makes a wonderful outing for the whole family. FFFC is very pleased to bring it to our community again.
A variety of birds of prey will be in the Show which will feature The Eyrie Birds of Prey centre, whose goal is to instill a respect, sense of wonder, and knowledge of raptors in the public.
The Birds of Prey Show will take place in the arboretum of Ferguson Forest (entrance from County Road 43). Signage and volunteers will help direct visitors.
There will be two performances, one at 11 am and one at 2 pm. Those attending are kindly asked to consider a donation – a suggested donation of $5 (or more) helps Friends put on events of this type and carry out our other programming.
The Friends of Ferguson Forest Centre is a non-profit, volunteer organization that exists to preserve, protect, maintain, and enhance the Ferguson Forest trails and other public-use areas, in partnership with the Ferguson Forest Centre Corporation, for the educational benefit and enjoyment of the public, and to promote the Ferguson Tree Nursery’s historical and ongoing significance to the Ferguson Forest Centre and the local community. The Friends of FFC hold a number of activities over the year open to the public, including interpretive walks in the Forest and educational events (https://www.friendsofthefergusonforest.ca).