Friday, February 1, 2013

Stunning Kestrels

Roughly the same size as a mourning dove, the American Kestrel is North America’s smallest falcon and the second smallest in the world! Often seen perched on fence rows or wires, these predators can also be found hunting insects and small prey on the ground.

Join the Darke County Parks on Thursday, February 7th at 6:00pm as we build nest boxes for you to take home to attract a breeding pair of these colorful raptors to your own backyard. We will provide the materials to build your box; just bring a cordless drill (if you do not have a cordless drill, one may be available for loan). The fee for this program is $10 which includes cost of materials to build your nest box. Please pre-register by calling the Nature Center at 937.548.0165.

For more information on this and other upcoming programs, please visit our website at

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