Attendees of the February meeting are in for quite a treat.
Our speaker will be Brooke Tanner, Founder and Executive Director of Wild Skies Raptor Center. Wild Skies provides care and rehabilitation to injured birds with a goal of eventual release. The center focuses on raptors but they attempt to help any birds that come through the door. Brooke will take us through the center’s rehabilitation process and common causes of injury. She will also be bringing a few live raptors and tell their stories.
Wild Skies Raptor Center received their non-profit status in March of 2010. They started building a new center in Potomac the summer of 2014. In addition to rehabilitation, Wild Skies provides educational and outreach programs. They currently have five permitted raptors for education. The dedicated individuals at Wild Skies must be prepared to deal with an assortment of injuries from accidents such as collisions with automobiles and power lines to the bitter realities of poison and lead shot.
Brooke’s work takes her all over the area from Condon to Sula responding to calls of injured birds and she must be ready at a moment’s notice when the call comes. She has been rehabilitating raptors for over ten years and still currently works part-time as a veterinary technician.
Come meet Brooke and the birds in Gallagher Business Building Room L14 at 7:30 PM on February 13th.