There are many surprises in the natural world. Some are due to our own false interpretations and conclusions, others are due to misinformation we have been given, as well as information that at one time was considered true but has been disproven.
The Draper Museum Raptor Experience will be 10 years old in 2021. In honor of its anniversary, Museum Minute is featuring the 11 raptors in the program. The Raptor Experience is a live raptor education program that shares the region’s wild animals with visitors to the Buffalo Bill Center of the West. Hayabusa is a […]
How Speedy is a Peregrine? Peregrine Falcons are speedy birds that are popular with bird watchers and falconers all over the world. The peregrine has been used for over 4,000 years in falconry and are arguably the fastest animal on the planet. Their spectacular dives and quick chases are a wonder to behold. According to Cornell […]
The term falcon refers to a bird of prey that has distinct differences when compared to raptors such as eagles and hawks. A few of the most common falcon characteristics are: Falcons typically have long, pointed wings and generally fly faster than hawks of similar sizes. Unlike hawks and eagles, Falcons have a tomial tooth. […]
Hacking is a common term that seems to come up in every article and book I read about the successful recovery and reintroduction of the Peregrine Falcon. The term is usually described as a controlled way to raise and release falcons into a viable environment. Unfortunately, there’s usually no good explanation on how this is actually […]
[VirtualGallery id=”Snowy Range Academy” slides=”4″ title=”0″]At the Draper Museum Raptor Experience, we do A LOT of educational programs. In 2015 alone, we presented 551 programs!! The majority of our presentations occur on-site at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West where we are based. We do, however, do some traveling – to schools, libraries, nursing homes, and […]