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Birds of prey on display
Naturalist to speak about Amicalola State Park's raptors
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Naturalist Lauretta Dean will lead a discussion about birds of prey Jan. 8 at the Dahlonega Gold Museum State Historic Site.

Naturalist Lauretta Dean: Close Encounters of the Bird Kind

When: 5:30 p.m. Jan. 8

Where: Dahlonega Gold Museum State Historic Site, 1 Public Square, Dahlonega.

Cost: $3.50-$6

More info: 706-864-2257, www.gastateparks.org/DahlonegaGoldMuseum

Ever wanted to know a little more about the large birds you see swooping down from the trees? Was it a hawk or just a vulture? Are there owls in Northeast Georgia? How about falcons?

Answers to all these questions can be found this Tuesday at the Dahlonega Gold Museum.

The museum, along with Georgia State Parks, will be hosting an event to help everyone learn more about the nonreleasable birds of prey that call Amicalola Falls State Park their home.

Naturalist Lauretta Dean, and a few of her wildlife ambassadors, will be on hand to educate attendees about the impressive adaptations and behaviors of these remarkable raptors, as well as the conservation issues that affect them.

The event starts at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 8 at the Dahlonega Gold Museum State Historic Site, 1 Public Square, in Dahlonega. Admission is $3.50-$6 and more information can be found by visiting www.gastateparks.org/
DahlonegaGoldMuseum
 or calling 706-864-2257.

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