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The Raptor Center releases rehabilitated birds this Saturday

The Raptor Center at the University of Minnesota, the Carpenter St. Croix Valley Nature Center and the 3M Foundation invite you to observe as rehabilitated birds are released back to the wild during the Fall Raptor Release this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The free and public family event will take place at the Carpenter St. Croix Valley Nature Center, 12805 St. Croix Trail S., Hastings, Minn. Activities for the day will include: orchard rides, children’s activities and opportunities to meet The Raptor Center’s winged ambassador education birds. Feel free to bring a lawn chair or blanket to enjoy the day’s events!

Birds of prey will be released after being rehabilitated by The Raptor Center veterinarians during releases held at 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.

“The Raptor Center staff and volunteers involved in the bird recovery worked hard to make a release back to these birds’ natural habitat a reality,” said Julia Ponder, D.V.M., executive director of The Raptor Center. “The birds’ releases provide not just a great educational opportunity, but also an awe-inspiring sight.”

Event attendees are invited to bring their used ink jet printer cartridges to benefit The Raptor Center’s Recycling for Raptors program. This is a zero-waste event. Please leave pets at home.

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