Posted by: Pam, at RML | June 11, 2014

Falcon Day at Radnor Memorial Library!

peregrine falcon

Bring the family to the afternoon kickoff event for the Wild Summer Conservation Film Series!

On Saturday, June 14 at 1:00pm, a falcon (or two) will be in the Winsor Room with his (or her) falconer Dwight Lasure. Lasure is president of the Commonwealth’s oldest falconry authority, The Peregrine Club of Philadelphia, founded in Delaware County by Al Nye and Bob Stabler in 1933.

peregrine club of philadelphia

This captivating event is co-sponsored by Radnor Conservancy, Radnor Bird Town, and Radnor Township’s EAC.

The Peregrine Falcon has been used in falconry for more than 3,000 years, beginning with nomads in central Asia. Due to its ability to dive at high speeds, it is highly sought-after and generally used by experienced falconers. This magnificient bird of prey is the fastest member of the animal kingdom reaching over 200 mph during its characteristic hunting stoop (high speed dive). How I would love to see this, wouldn’t you?

This event is free because of the generous program budget that comes from the Friends of Radnor Memorial Library. No registration is required. It will probably be about a one-hour exhibit…don’t miss it!

See you at the Library,

Pam

 


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