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Science Cafe

North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences
The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences. Thursday, Octomber 24th 7pm-8:30pm Free

Science Cafe:Vultures

Vultures are one of our most underappreciated raptor groups.  Often maligned, these strange and fascinating birds are essential to a healthy ecosystem.  Learn all about our two NC species, the black vulture and turkey vulture, including how to identify them, how they interact with each other, and more.  With a method of self-defense that would make anyone squeamish, and an equally revolting system of staying cool on hot days, the vulture is the perfect bird to discuss in preparation for Halloween.

About the Speaker

Colleen Bockhahn is an Assistant Park Manager with Wake County Parks, Recreation, and Open Space, and a former NC State Parks Ranger.  She is an avid birder and the current President of Wake Audubon.  Among her favorite groups of birds are the corvids (crows, ravens, jays) and vultures.