More than 60 members and staff with their kids and grandkids enjoyed an hour show with the Cascades Raptor Center on July 26. The stars of the show were Tino, a Great Hormed Owl and Taka, a Swainson’s Hawk. The birds brought along Zach and Laura, their human coaches, who entertained and educated us about raptors in Oregon and specifically about them.
We learned that if we had eyes comparable to an owl’s they would be the size of our fists. Since owls can’t move their eyes, they can turn their heads 270 degrees! The reason they are raptors is that they grab their prey with their talons and that talent distinguishes them from other birds.
We got to see artifacts like owl and hawk wings and Osprey talons. All in all, it was a good time.
Thanks goes to the Audubon Club for making this happen.
This Week’s News You Need to Know for 01-16-2020 ~ Dates to Put On Your Calendar for January ~ This Week’s Specials in the Dining Room Dates to Put on Your Calendars BUNCO TONIGHT!! Thursday January 16th at 6p! Come early and have dinner before the fun! Trivia Night is Friday the 17th at 6pm. […]
The Newsletter and 2 Month Calendar for January 2020 are available to view, download or print. Click the link below to do so. https://shadowhillsextra.com/2019/12/23/shcc-newsletters-archived/ As always, they are also available in the lobby or on the front reception desk. Have a safe and wonderful New Year!