- Former NIU QB Harnish signed to Vikings practice squad
- Man arrested after ax incident
- The Odds Man: Chicago, Detroit, San Diego good bets in Week 4
- Updated: Roosevelt High School evacuated after bomb threat
- Grand jury: No charges against Tony Stewart
- Laurent House to remain open for tours throughout the year
- Dynamic father-son piano duo at Mendelssohn Sept. 26
- Award-winning author Dr. Amina Gautier at Rock Valley Sept. 25
- City to remove traffic lights
- Apple orchards still hurting from last winter’s cold
Midwest Museum of Natural History offers parrot program Aug. 10
Online Staff Report
SYCAMORE, Ill. — Bird is the word at The Midwest Museum of Natural History in Sycamore! Saturday, Aug. 10, flock on over to the museum to meet the birds of A Place to Call Home. The organization is a parrot rescue and adoption group that will be giving a presentation featuring parrots from their avian facility based in Serena, Ill. Several live birds will attend the program, and the audience will have an opportunity to handle and have pictures taken with some of the feathered friends.
Audience members will learn about each species and discover the stories behind how the birds came to be with A Place to Call Home. The avian rescue is committed to re-homing companion birds and has a thorough screening and multi-step process before adoption is finalized.
“The museum is excited to partner with A Place to Call Home,” said Museum Director Molly Trickey. “Our mission centers on developing an appreciation for the diversity of the natural environment — including animals furry, scaly, slimy or feathered. A Place to Call Home not only educates the public on the natural history of parrots, they also help to foster respect for these unique animals.”
The program is 1-1:45 p.m. All ages are welcome. The fee is $8 per attendee, which includes museum admission for the day. Museum members can attend for $3. Space is limited; call to register: (815) 895-9777. To learn more about this event and many more, visit www.mmnh.org.
Posted Aug. 7, 2013