Saturday, September 24, 2016

Raptor Release and Apple Orchard

The Carpenter St. Croix Valley Nature Center holds a raptor release every fall.  This is presented by the 3M Foundation in partnership with The Raptor Center at the University of Minnesota and CNC. They release 4-6 wild birds of prey after being rehabilitated by The Raptor Center’s veterinarians. The event is free and runs from 10-3, with raptors released at 11:00 and at 2:00. There are children’s activities and raptors on display, hiking trails and a visitor center. Hay ride tours of the attached apple orchard are given, and you can pick your own apples or buy bagged ones and other goods in the Apple Shack. 

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