Spend an evening with raptors at Powder Valley

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Photo by Missouri Department of Conservation

Learn about falconry and see live birds of prey, like the merlin pictured above, Jan. 27 at Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center.

The Missouri Department of Conservation is hosting the annual “An Evening with Raptors” at the Powder Valley Conservation Center, 11715 Cragwold Road, from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday. The event is free and open to all ages.

Falconers at the event will display tools, hoods and other equipment, as well as live birds — the same birds that they use in their sport.

Participants will be able to ask the falconry team questions and get a close-up view of the raptors in the classrooms.

Although the event is free, advanced registration is required for each person attendning. Sign up at short.mdc.mo.gov/4xC.