Free Admission to Open House and Fall Bazaar on 7 October

11 September 2007
The Peregrine Fund's World Center for Birds of Prey will celebrate its annual Open House and Fall Bazaar with free admission to the Velma Morrison Interpretive Center on Sunday, 7 October. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Visitors can enjoy free guided tours, live bird demonstrations and hands-on activities for kids throughout the day. The center has interactive displays, multimedia shows and exhibits that provide insight into the world of raptors, such as eagles, hawks and owls. Visitors can view rare species, including the California condor, one of North America's largest and most endangered birds.

The event kicks off the 11th Annual Fall Bazaar, which runs through 21 October. Donated items for sale include signed jerseys from Boise State football players and artwork from The Images of Nature Gallery in Sun Valley. There also will be a silent auction. Proceeds benefit The Peregrine Fund's education program.

The last day to bid on the queen-size quilt made and donated by volunteer Ruth Kassens will be 7 October.

The Peregrine Fund's World Center for Birds of Prey, 5668 W. Flying Hawk Lane, is located 15 minutes from downtown Boise. From I-84, take Exit 50A and continue six miles south on Cole Road and Flying Hawk Lane. Information: 362-8687.

The Peregrine Fund is a non-profit organization headquartered in Boise that conserves and restores rare species of raptors around the world.

For more information, contact:

Erin Katzner

Director of Global Engagement
Main Phone: 208-362-3716
Direct Phone: 208-362-8277
The Peregrine Fund