Posted by: Drew | February 22, 2009

“The Peregrine Falcons in NJ” Lecture at Upper Library 7:30 p.m. on Monday, March 2nd

Kathy Clark, Principal Zoologist of the New Jersey’s Fish and Wildlife Endangered Species Program gives a lecture “The Peregrine Falcons in New Jersey,” at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, March 2nd at the Upper Cape Branch of the Cape May County Library, 2050 Route 631, Petersburg.

The Peregrine Falcon, commonly referred to as the “Duck Hawk”, is one of the most exciting birds to see in the wild.  It has the ability to reach speeds of 200 mph, making it the fastest animal in the world.  The Peregrine Falcon was nearly lost in the United States and became an endangered species due to the use of pesticides, especially DDT.  New Jersey was a part of a concerted effort to bring the birds back, and now host twenty pairs of Peregrine Falcons ranging from natural sites in northern New Jersey to human-made structures along New Jersey’s coasts and cities.

Kathy Clark’s lecture highlights the falcons amazing recovery and their reoccupation of wild places sharing the latest information on these fascinating birds.  Clark has worked with the Endangered Species Program for twenty-five years and received the Women and Wildlife Leadership Award for her work in 2007.

For additional information please call 628-2607.


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