Raptors on the move: Squam Lakes to hold Raptor Migration Celebration

Broad-winged Hawk

Squam Lakes Natural Science Center in Holderness is holding a Raptor Migration Celebration on Saturday, September 12 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., with the last trail admission at 2:30 p.m. This event is appropriate for all ages and will celebrate the amazing journey that some raptors embark upon during this season of transition as they move to wintering grounds.

Raptor migration has long fascinated people. How do they know where to go? How do they cope with bad weather? How do they know where to stop? The Raptor Celebration will showcase migratory raptors at Pop Up Animal Encounters along the live animal exhibit trail. Visitors will learn about where New Hampshire’s raptor species go each winter, how long it takes them to get there, and why they bother to return each spring.

Join Squam Lakes Natural Science Center for this fun event on Saturday, September 12. All Raptor Migration Celebration activities are included with trail admission. Trail admission is $15 for adults and seniors, $10 for youth ages 3 to 15, free for children 2 and under, and free for members. Advance reservations are required and are available at nhnature.org. Face masks are required for all visitors ages 3 and up. More information about planning a visit is at nhnature.org/reopen.

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