Seize the Prey!

9/15/2019 | Thousand Hills State Park | Kirksville, MO



Humans have been captivated by birds since the moment they first turned their gaze to the sky. There has always been one group of birds, however, that has seemed to truly own the skies: raptors! These winged predators have long seized our awe and imagination as surely as their talons seize their prey. We admire their ferocity and grace, but we can often do so only from afar.


Meet park staff at the Point Shelter for a unique opportunity to see these aerial hunters up close. We will be joined by representatives from the Raptor Rehabilitation Project of the University of Missouri, Columbia, and some of their birds. You will get an up-close and personal glimpse into the surprising, wonderful and even weird lives of raptors such as tiny falcons, fearsome hawks and mysterious owls.


This program is free and open to the public. Please bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on. There will be restrooms with flush toilets nearby, as well as with cold water hydrants to fill drink containers. We hope to see you there.


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EVENT TIME: 2 P.M. - 3 P.M.
20431 State Hwy. 157, Kirksville, MO | (660) 665-6995

Associated activities

  • Interpretive Programs