Cascades Raptor Center invites families Family Nature Discovery Day

Conversation with a Bald Eagle at the Cascades Raptor Center. PHOTO CRAIG VOLPE

Cascades Raptor Center invites families to take part in our second Family Nature Discovery Day of the year on Saturday, July 7, between the hours of 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Participants become scientists while dissecting owl pellets and learning about what and how owls eat, and why owl pellets are fascinating. Kids can create a pinecone owl to take home. While visiting the Raptor Center, families can meet resident owls and view all of the over 40 permanent resident raptors. This Family Nature Discovery adventure is sponsored by KVAL and Mountain Rose Herbs.
Activities are recommended for children between the ages of four to 13, and children must be accompanied by an adult. Cost of activities are general admission to the Center plus a $2 activity charge for participants. If you ride your bike or hike the Ridgeline Trail to the event, your activity fee will be waived.
Save the first Saturday of the month in August and September for our family-friendly educational outings of the year – Wildlife Play Hospital, Aug. 4, and International Vulture Awareness Day, Sept. 1.
Cascades Raptor Center is dedicated to the care of injured, sick and orphaned raptors, and their return to the wild, as well as public education about wildlife and the world we share. In a wooded setting next to the Ridgeline Trail, the Center houses over 40 non-releasable birds that form the basis for an active public education program. These resident hawks, owls, falcons, vultures, osprey, kites and eagles serve as ”animal ambassadors” for their species in outreach visits to schools and other groups, as well as to nature center visitors.
The Raptor Center has worked with nearly 5,000 raptors since its incorporation in 1990. Each year, Cascades Raptor Center receives nearly 300 birds for care and spends well over 300 days providing community education programs to the public and to groups ranging from pre-schools to senior centers. The center is open year-round Tuesday through Sunday, as well as some major Monday holidays. Summer hours, April through October, are from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. An admission fee is charged to groups and non-members to help support the operations of the center. Visit our website,, or call 541-485-1320 for more information.



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