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Annual Raptor Fest is back at Boyd Hill Nature Preserve

St. Petersburg, FL (January 2020) –Join the St. Petersburg Parks & Recreation Department and the Friends of Boyd Hill Nature Preserve for a fiercely fun day celebrating birds of prey at Raptor Fest on Saturday, Feb. 1, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Boyd Hill Nature Preserve, 1101 Country Club Way S.

See trained raptors in free flight and environmental exhibits while enjoying activities for children and families, bird walks and much more. Don’t forget to grab a photo with live birds of prey. For more information on activities, visit raptorfest.org.

Raptor Fest is an opportunity to raise awareness about the Birds of Prey Program at Boyd Hill Nature Preserve. The program provides permanently injured, non-releasable birds of prey a safe, healthy environment who are cared for by volunteers and preserve staff. For more information about the Birds of Prey Program, visit stpeteparksrec.org/boydhillpreserve.

Help the St. Petersburg Parks & Recreation Department and the Friends of Boyd Hill Nature Preserve bring the fun to Raptor Fest by volunteering. Sign up at bit.ly/raptorfestvolunteer. Volunteer registration ends January 27. For more information on volunteering, contact the Boyd Hill Nature Preserve at 727-893-7326.

About the St. Petersburg Parks and Recreation Department

The St. Petersburg Parks and Recreation Department is nationally accredited by the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies, and with 17 recreation facilities, nine swimming pools, over 150 parks and more than 70 athletic fields, the department makes it a mission to preserve and enhance the city’s parklands and recreational facilities and engage the community in leisure activities. Visit StPeteParksRec.org to learn more.

About Friends of Boyd Hill Nature Preserve
The Friends of Boyd Hill is an organization that works alongside the St. Petersburg Parks and Recreation Department and Boyd Hill Nature Preserve to promote awareness, educate the public and help protect the Boyd Hill Nature Preserve. Visit friendsofboydhill.org to learn more. 

About Boyd Hill Nature Preserve

Operated and maintained by the St. Petersburg Parks and Recreation Department, the 245-acre Boyd Hill Nature Preserve is home to Lake Maggiore Environmental Recreation Center, Pinellas Pioneer Settlement, the Environmental Studies Area and the Birds of Prey exhibit. The preserve offers a wide variety of educational programs and recreational services for all ages, including camps, classes, events, tours and trails. Visit StPeteParksRec.org/boydhillpreserve to learn more.

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