Friday, January 13, 2017

A Day For Ravens

Friday the 13th, seemed like a good day to write about ravens. Tuesday, Rick and I did a day trip to Tucson. We wanted to see the Artists For Conservation exhibit at the Ironwood Gallery. The gallery is located within the Arizona Sonora Desert Museum http://www.desertmuseum.org I best describe this place as a combination of botanical gardens with a native animal exhibits, along with art and education. There is much to see and do while you are visiting.

Our usual plan is to get there early enough to catch the Free Flight show. They have several raptors. birds that work with the trainers and show us what they do naturally. The main question people ask is why don't they just fly away. Birds are opportunistic. Most raptors may only live a year in the wild. When they have an easy food, water supply and nice place to sleep, they tend to stay around. Two of these birds are Chihuahuan Ravens. They are highly intelligent and are native to Southern Arizona.

Here are a few photos taken during the Free Flight demonstration. Tomorrow I will post some of the art from the show.




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