Here's a chance to see a hawk up close! Amy Dossett, an apprentice falconer, accompanied by Thistle, a red-tailed hawk will be giving a presentation on hawks, a discussion of falconry, and the use of hawks in falconry. Topics covered will include species identification, behavior, interesting facts, what it takes to get into the sport of falconry and why it is helpful to the species. Following the discussion, Amy and Thistle will take questions from the audience.
Amy has always had a natural passion for hawks, and her pursuit of birds of prey began at age 16. She has worked in parks where she helped injured birds and imprinted captive raptors. Along the way, she learned of different uses for working with birds of prey. Falconry is one of those uses. Last year she had a chance to be sponsored working with her own hawk. Amy says Thistle is a blessing. He teaches that we never stop learning.