Cane River NHA to Host November Birds of Prey Show and Tell at Los Adaes State Historic Site

Cane River National Heritage Area, Inc. (CRNHA), will host a show and tell at Los Adaes State Historic Site on Saturday, Nov. 16 at 2 pm.

Throughout the day visitors will be able to borrow binoculars to gaze at local wildlife and watch as a falcon takes flight and captures its target, while also learning about the important roles these birds play in the ecosystem.

Senior Park Naturalist and Manager at the Walter B. Jacobs Memorial Nature Park, Rusty Scarborough will give visitors an up close and personal look at various species of owls, hawks and falcons. With amazing eyesight, quick thinking and deadly accuracy these spectacular birds are sure to capture visitor’s attention. “Some of the most beautiful predators on earth are our birds of prey. Visitors will be fascinated as they get to see these birds and listen to an expert handler tell you about the extra special qualities of each species,” commented Michael Mumaugh, CRNHA Heritage Ranger.

The lecture is free and open to the public and will be held on November 16th at 2:00PM. Because this program will involve a flight demonstration, we must ask that none of the following be brought to or work at the park during the day of the program; small dogs, parkas with rabbit fur around the hood, or fuzzy balls on stocking caps. 318-356-5555.

Cane River National Heritage Area, Inc. manages the daily operations and visitor services of the Los Adaes State Historic Site in partnership with the Louisiana Office of State Parks. The 14-acre site located on the “El Camino Real” near Natchitoches features the remains of a Spanish fort built in the 1700s to protect Texas from the French. It is a National Historic Landmark in recognition of its archaeological and historic significance.