West Virginia “Wings of Wonder – BOP” Program on Blennerhassett Island Aug. 22

West Virginia “Wings of Wonder – BOP” Program on Blennerhassett Island Aug. 22
West Virginia “Wings of Wonder – BOP” Program on Blennerhassett Island Aug. 22
West Virginia Division of Natural Resources
West Virginia Division of Natural Resources

West Virginia -(Ammoland.com)- “Who cooks for me, who cooks for you all?” What raptor says this phrase?

To learn the answer, come to Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park Sunday, Aug. 22, for the Birds of Prey educational program featuring live birds.

“Ron and Wendy Perrone of Three Rivers Avian Center will discuss habitat, diet, and behavior of each bird presented” said Pam Salisbury, activities coordinator at Blennerhassett Island. “They talk about some of the most common injuries to each species and discuss how they work with birds at the rehabilitation center.”

To arrive in time for the free Birds of Prey program, board the noon or 1 p.m. boat to the island from Point Park in Parkersburg. The program will be held on the island at 1:30 p.m. The ride on the sternwheeler Island Belle is $10 for adults, $8 for children 3-12 and $9 for seniors. Sternwheeler tickets are sold at the Blennerhassett Museum, located at 137 Juliana Street in downtown Parkersburg. For more information about Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park and programs, call 304-420-4800 or visit www.blennerhassettislandstatepark.com.

 

About Three Rivers Avian Center

Three Rivers Avian Center (TRAC) is dedicated to providing veterinary and rehabilitative care to threatened wild birds as well as to educating and involving the public in ecosystem stewardship. From hummingbirds to eagles, wading birds to soaring birds, TRAC cares for each species’ individual requirements; including diet, perching, water access, caging substrates, light levels and behavioral needs.

Three Rivers Avian Center is a private 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to wild bird conservation as well as educating and involving people in ecosystem stewardship since 1990. Ron and Wendy Perrone operate TRAC, which is located in Brooks, West Virginia. The website is www.tracwv.org.