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'Wild About Winter' at Hawk Mtn. Sanctuary

Published January 12. 2013 09:04AM

Hawk Mountain Sanctuary holds it "Wild About Winter" event, Saturday, Jan. 19, with activities scheduled from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., and the majority of the free, family-oriented event scheduled to be held indoors at the Hawk Mountain Visitor Center.

""Wild About Winter" is our remedy to cabin fever," bookstore manager Mary Therese Grob said. "Hawk Mountain is a great place to spend time together and enjoy the outdoors even if indoors watching whatever visits our bird feeding stations."

Visitors may enjoy complimentary hot chocolate and bird-friendly coffee while they learn from a volunteer naturalist how to identify common winter birds that visit the sanctuary bird feeders. Feeder interpretation will be continuous throughout the day.

A sanctuary educator will present a live hawk or owl program, held in the downstairs gallery at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., and between sessions an activity table for kids will be open from noon until 2 p.m. where they can make a 3D snowman and learn about animal survival and behavior during winter.

At 1 p.m., there will be a guided woods walk, which will be a relatively easy stroll of approximately one mile, and trail fees will be charged. A live raptor program will be presented at 2 p.m.

For more information, call 610-756-6961 or visit


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