Yearly archives "2023"

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Indiana Raptor Center Public Program Dates for 2023

All ages are welcome to our public presentations. There is no charge for these programs, but donations are encouraged to help feed and care for the birds.  All monies go directly to bird care – staff and volunteers at Indiana Raptor Center are not paid for their efforts.  Many thanks in advance for your financial support!

4/22 Brown Co Earth Day at YMCA, 10-12

5/27    Brown Co State Park Nature Center 7 PM

6/3      Brown Co State Park Nature Center 7 PM

6/24    Brown Co State Park Nature Center 7 PM

7/1      Brown Co State Park Nature Center  7 PM

7/15    Brown Co State Park Nature Center 7 PM

9/9      Brown Co State Park Nature Center 2 PM

9/30    Brown Co State Park Nature Center 2 PM

10/21  Brown Co State Park Nature Center 2 PM

10/28  Brown Co State Park Nature Center 2 PM

All ages are welcome to attend our presentations at the Brown County State Park Nature Center. Program listings – date, location, and time – are available on our home page of this website. Location may change with weather conditions, so be sure to check at the North Gate to the park or at the Abe Martin Lodge or Nature Center for up to the minute information on location. Our team of expert educators and bird rescuers provide excellent insights into raptor biology, their roles in our environment, and the challenges they face in coexisting with humans. Presentations are free, with donations accepted to help fund the Indiana Raptor Center rehabilitation of injured birds of prey.

6/21, Monro Co Public Library, Ellettsville  11 AM

6/21, Monroe Co Public Library, Bloomington, 2 PM

7/19, Monroe Co Public Library SW, 5:30 PM

For the Monroe Co Library programs, please contact that library system for details; there usually is a count limit for attendees based on the room used, so may need to get on a reservation list

Indiana Raptor Center facility tours are available by appointment May through July and September through early November.  Please call 812-988-8990 to make a reservation.  Also please see the tour information listed below while planning your outing.


Indiana Raptor Center Visitation Guidelines

The Board of Directors at Indiana Raptor Center presents these instructions for tours of our facility. To accommodate any Covid concerns and to maintain a quality and safe experience for everyone, there are some restrictions and information that we do need share for these activities as follows:

  1. To respect social distancing recommendations, tours may contain no more than 10 guests, preferably less. Tours of single families are encouraged.
  2. ALL GUESTS MUST WEAR MASKS DURING THE TOURS. Please bring your own or purchase them at the CVS in town (available on a limited basis).
  3. People arriving without masks will be rescheduled.
  4. Please bring your own HAND SANITIZER – we have a limited amount we can share with you but appreciate you bringing your own.
  5. As usual tours are only available BY APPOINTMENT.
  6. Tours cannot include children under the age of 6, and all children must wear masks as well.
  7. Also as usual, the address of the center and other pertinent information will be given out at the time that reservations are made.
  8. There are no public restrooms at the center, but we can recommend locations to you when you call for an appointment.
  9. We reserve the right to reschedule your tour at your convenience in case of inclement weather, or illnesses affecting the tour guides.
  10. The center is, first and foremost, an avian hospital, so we ask that people please use “indoor voices” when touring. Smoking and alcohol are not permitted on the grounds. Children need to be managed by parents; no running or gravel throwing please!
  11. Tours are completely outdoors, and pathways are covered in gravel, so please dress appropriately and wear closed shoes rather than sandals, for your own comfort.
  12. Visitors are not allowed to touch any of the birds. This is a law established by US Fish and Wildlife Services. However, photos are certainly permitted.
    To those who find these rules restrictive, may I point out that the center is not on business property but is located on private property containing the home of two of the board’s officers. We hope you can respect our desire to keep our home covid-free, especially as our family contains members with compromised conditions such as diabetes and cancer survival. We also want to protect YOU from other people who may be on the property at the same time!

Please call for further information and reservations at 812-988-8990.
We appreciate your patience with these rules and decisions and hope that all of you and your friends, families and colleagues can remain healthy and safe during this time of difficulty for people everywhere. May we all be kind to one another in the face of this health threat to the entire world and take seriously all calls for caution and restraint in public interactions.

All actions will be taken with staff, volunteers, visitors, off-site audiences, bird finders, and birds in mind.

Very Best Regards,
Patti Reynolds
President/Executive Director