An Introduction to the Top Predators in Prescott

PRESCOTT, AZ – October 6, 2015 – The Highlands Center for
Natural History will host two raptor events October 23 and 24, presented by
Highlands Center Education Coordinator and former field biologist Felipe
Guerrero. Beginning Friday evening at 6:00 PM, with a first-time presentation
on the diversity of the charismatic raptors in the Central Highlands of Arizona
and their ecological role as top predators in the ecosystem. Included will be
displays featuring photographs and brief life history accounts of each species.
This will be followed by a question and answer period with staff members on
hand to provide additional information.

Saturday morning at 10:00 AM Liberty Wildlife
(LibertyWildlife.org) will make its third visit to the Highlands Center with
live raptors. This is a special opportunity for the family to meet these
remarkable birds in person. Liberty Wildlife is a regional nonprofit
organization dedicated to nurturing the nature of Arizona by providing quality
wildlife rehabilitation, environmental education, and conservation services for
the community.

This will be an exciting and informative morning with
several species of native raptors displayed for an up close and personal
encounter with some of our highlands favorites.

Admission for Friday evening
is $17, and for Saturday is $10 for adults and $5 for children. Adults can
purchase tickets to both events for $20. Highlands Center members receive 10%
discount. Pre-registration and payment is requested although walk-ups are welcome
subject to space. Register online at highlandscenter.org or contact
the center at 928-776-9550.

About The Highlands Center for Natural History

Formed in 1996, the Highlands Center for Natural History is a non-profit
organization developed to foster an appreciation for and knowledge of the
natural wonders of the Central Highlands of Arizona. Operating on an 80-acre
campus near Lynx Lake through a Special Use Permit with Prescott National
Forest, the Highlands Center is a regional hub for lifelong learning, designed
to invite discovery of the wonder of nature through on and offsite programs,
supported by contributions from individuals, corporations, foundations and
community partners. Visit highlandscenter.org for more information.

Photo courtesy Liberty Wildlife