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Public Lecture: Peregrines of Chicago and Beyond: Back from the Brink

Mary Hennen, Assistant Collections Manager, Gantz Family Collections Center, The Field Museum

Event Details

Tuesday, February 21, 2017
7 p.m.
H.F. DeLuca Forum, Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery, 330 N. Orchard
Once on the Endangered Species List and extirpated in Illinois from 1951 until 1986, the Peregrine Falcon population is now soaring past historic levels. This presentation will take us through the monumental recovery of the Peregrines in Illinois. As the majority of the population now lives in an urban habitat, learn what it means for people to live in close proximity - even as close as a nest on a window-ledge - to this remarkable bird.