Melanie Schuchart
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Did you know that only a short drive away on Lake Lavon sits the Blackland Prairie Raptor Center?  Situated at Brockdale Park, this facilitiy houses several raptors including owls, hawks and falcons.

The Blackland Prairie Raptor Center’s educational birds of prey are the highlight of their outreach programming.  Their purpose is to inspire audiences to think about and actively participate in helping preserve raptors and the environment for generations to come.  The 1st Saturday public events are one of the outreach programs where you can get up close and personal to see and learn more about the birds in our area.  Below are some of the activities you might want to participate in during your visit:

  • Meet our raptors up-close at one of our programs, 11am and 1pm
  • Take a walk with a Master Naturalist to learn about Blackland Prairie
  • Learn what birds are on the move through Texas
  • Touch wings and feathers from raptors, find out how they use their feathers to stay warm
  • Enjoy our new Bird Blind, see what birds come to our water dripper.
  • Enjoy the outdoors with a picnic
  • And Much More!

At this time the park is only open to the public during these First Saturday events. 

The Blackland Prairie Raptor Center is continuing their expansion of their educational program based on a master vision.  This includes completed construction on their ambassador permanent residences and most recently a hospital and appropriate flight caging for the rehabilitation of injured, sick and orphaned birds of prey. 

For Directions and more information on this organization, check out their website

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