Yesterday and today are "Raptor Discovery Days" at Peek Preserve. As a part of the Cumberland County Winter Eagle Festival, nearly 400 school children will visit the preserve over these two days to hike the trails, learn more about raptors, and to see some of these magnificent birds for themselves. Students also visit the Mauricetown Fire Hall to complete various raptor-themed activities.
At Peek Preserve, students are lead on hikes around the preserve by volunteers from Citizens United to Save the Maurice River. On one hike yesterday, the students were treated to a spectacular view of a Bald Eagle flying close by as he headed up the river to hunt. All of the students also had the chance to use viewing scopes to see an Eagle that was sitting in a tree across the wild rice marsh from the observation deck for most of the morning and part of the afternoon.
Thanks to all the volunteers who helped make these "Raptor Discovery Days" possible.