UPCOMING IN STORE TALKS & EVENTS!
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Raptor Rescue & Rehabilitation (10:30am): Ann Lynch, the founder and Director of South Bay Wildlife Rehab, has over 40 years of experience in wildlife rehabilitation and environmental education. She and her team of volunteers are based in Palos Verdes but service all of Los Angeles County, and parts of Ventura, Orange, Riverside and San Bernadino Counties. She will be in store with one of the organization's education birds of prey to tell us all about the work she and the team does. Educating us on the birds they take care of and how we can partner with them (and the birds) in making our neighborhoods a safer and happier place for all.
Meet South Bay Wildlife Rehab (9am-4pm): We're celebrating 23 years in business and almost just as long supporting our local wildlife rehabbers. Every year we dedicate our anniversary week to raising funds for the SBWR team and we hope to make this the biggest year yet. South Bay Wildlife Rehab has been serving the South Bay for nearly 40 years: tending to injured wildlife and educating the public about the critters we share this space with. Come meet the team and get a close-up look at the birds of prey that they care for.
Falconry (10:30am): Lori is a Master Falconer, having trained and flown raptors for nearly 20 years. A graduate of Chapman University she has owned & operated a graphic design business for 25 years yet her passion was always with the birds. As the need for sustainable & green ways to control wildlife without pesticides & other harmful methods, falconry based bird abatement - using birds of prey to scare off nuisance birds - has grown. Lori gladly left the computer to pursue this passion of flying raptors while helping people solve pest problems. She is a wildlife control operator for On The Wing Falconry Service in Redondo Beach & started her own abatement service, HawkEye Predators.
Responsible Bird Ownership (10:30am): The main focus of the South Bay Bird Society is educating the general public, members, prospective new owners, and potential breeders on the health, well-being, longevity and stability of birds of the world, their treasured companions. They will have a representative in store (with a few pet ambassadors) to talk to us about the beauty and intelligence of pet birds. And explain the great responsibility bird ownership is and how to properly care for an avian ally.
Waterbirds in Crisis (10:30am): In 1971 after 800,000 gallons of crude oil spilled into the bay, concerned individuals led by a registered nurse named Alice Berkner jumped into action, bringing International Bird Rescue to life. We have always had to pave a road where there is none. Staff and volunteers work with tenacity alongside clients, partners, and the public to find solutions. Today, we research best practices at our crisis response hospitals in California and Alaska and share them worldwide. Our mission is to inspire people to act toward balance with the natural world by rescuing waterbirds in crisis. We dream of a world in which every person, every day, takes action to protect the natural home of wildlife and ourselves.