Birds of prey debut in Cashiers

A presentation titled “Winged Hunters – Birds of Prey” will begin at 7 p.m. June 26 at the Village Green in Cashiers.

Michael Skinner of Balsam Mountain Trust will bring live raptors and teach participants about their habits. Participants can expect to see a variety of raptors including a kestrel, great horned, barred and screech owl, Harris and red-tailed hawk and a bald eagle.

Skinner is the executive director of the Balsam Mountain Trust. He is responsible for directing the natural and cultural resource management, environmental education programs and scientific research at Balsam. Before coming to Balsam, Skinner was the Emmy nominated host of “Georgia Outdoors” on Georgia Public Television.

The Village Nature Series is a free community event; everyone is welcome, no reservations are necessary. Upcoming VNS programs will are: July 24 “The Amazing Black Bear!” with Bill Lea; Aug. 28 “Before Bluegrass – Ancient and Old-Time Music of the Southern Appalachians” with Lee Knight; and Sep. 25, “Hummingbirds: Delicate Gems or Kings of the Sky?” with Romney Bathurst. This program is a collaborative effort between Highlands-Cashiers Land Trust and The Village Green.,, 828.526.1111 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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