Heron Marsh at the Paul Smiths VIC (19 May 2012)

Birds of Prey Demonstrations
with Mark Manske from Adirondack Raptors
Saturdays, 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Birds of Prey from Adirondack RaptorsBirds of Prey from Adirondack Raptors: Harris's Hawk; Great Horned Owl; Barn Owl

The Paul Smith’s College VIC and Adirondack Raptors invites you to spend Saturday afternoons immersed in the lives of birds of prey. Mark Manske of Adirondack Raptors will have live birds on hand from 1:00 to 3:00 PM to describe the amazing lives of hawks and owls of our region. Free. Mr. Manske usually brings a Great Horned Owl, Barn Owl, Harris's Hawk, and American Kestrel for these informative and popular demonstrations.

Adirondack Raptors is a privately owned business that monitors and studies the local raptor populations. Its mission is to nurture a healthy appreciation of nature in the community by using the raptors as an educational platform. Mr. Manske has been studying raptors since 1984; he has been an adjunct college professor at Paul Smiths College since 2007. He also writes for Embark, published every 2 months through the Adirondack Daily Enterprise.



Explore the VIC

The Paul Smiths VIC offers a wide variety of programs throughout the year to educate and inform Adirondack Park residents and visitors about the natural wonders of the Adirondack Mountains. You can help support these programs by joining the Friends of the VIC. More information on Friends of the VIC memberships

Explore the Trails

The VIC trails are free and open to the public, from dawn to dusk, spring through fall. In winter, the trails are open to cross-country skiers and snowshoers for a fee. Day or season passes may be purchased.