Thursday, March 9th 2017
Check out the CWF events and other wildlife and environmental events below.
Peregrine Falcons: Flying High in New Jersey
Time & Place
Cape May County Library Upper Branch, 2050 Route 631, Petersburg, NJ
Karen Johnson | 609-463-6389 | Email
The peregrine falcon, also known as the duck hawk, is the largest falcon in New Jersey, and the world’s fastest animal, capable of flying at speeds over 200 miles an hour. Just a few decades ago, peregrine falcons disappeared east of the Mississippi River — yet today we can celebrate 28 active falcon nests in New Jersey. For the world’s fastest animal to again thrive in New Jersey speaks both to the peregrine falcon’s inspiring resiliency and to the hard work and visionary leadership of those who worked for their successful comeback. This program gives the public a glimpse into the life of the peregrine falcon, the adaptations that make him unique, and how he overcame adversity in the Garden State. Join CWF Habitat Program Manager Ben Wurst for the presentation.