Ospreys, eagles and falcons this Tuesday

Published 11:02 pm Friday, March 22, 2019

The Nansemond River Preservation Alliance will hold its latest presentation for its River Talk series presentation Tuesday evening at the CE&H Ruritan Community Hall, 8881 Eclipse Drive.

This series allows citizens to learn about Suffolk’s natural resources from experts, including the best practices for maintaining those resources for future generations.

Speaker Reese Lukei Jr. will talk about ospreys, eagles and peregrine falcons found in eastern Virginia. According to NRPA Executive Director Elizabeth Taraski, Lukei has been a volunteer for U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service since 1974 and has been a licensed bird bander since 1984, with a specialty in raptors.

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He participated in the peregrine falcon reintroduction program at Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge from 1978-1984 and operated a raptor banding station in the Eastern Shore from 1985-2003. He’s banded more than 10,000 raptors.

He’s also been a volunteer research associate at the College of William & Mary’s Center for Conservation Biology since its founding in 1992.

The evening will begin with social time at 6:30 p.m. followed by the presentation from 7 to 8 p.m. Email taraski.nrpa@gmail.com for more information.