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Wittenbach/Wege nature center
Wittenbach/Wege nature center

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Last Saturday, falconer and wildlife rehabilitator, Greg Brooks, from Saranac, hosted a birds of prey program at the Wittenbach/Wege Agriscience and Environmental Education Center. Brooks brought with him a bald eagle and great horned owl.
Unfortunately, both birds have injuries preventing them from being released into the wild. The upside of this is that these birds are used for educational programs throughout the area.
Several nature programs are offered at the center in February.
On Saturday, Feb. 11, the center will host a beekeeping workshop from 9 am to 3pm. On Sunday, Feb. 26 at 2:30, a program entitled “All About Owls" will feature animal care specialist, Lori Martin, from Blandford Nature Center. Visitors will learn about various owl adaptations that help them to be efficient predators. Several live owls will be on hand to view.
At the end of the month on the 29th, from 6 to 7 pm, visitors can think about spring and attend “Organic Gardening 101.” “If you’ve ever wanted to garden organically and didn’t know where to start, this is the perfect time to start planning your next vegetable garden,” says center director Meggan Johnson.
Registration is required for most of these events. You can call 616-987-2565 or email mjohnson@lowellschools.com for more information.