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Vultures topic of Dragon Run meeting

Katie Fallon will be the guest lecturer for the Friends of Dragon Run General Meeting next Wednesday, Sept. 21, speaking on the “unloved” but important bird, the vulture. The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. via Zoom. Go to for the Zoom link.

Worldwide, vultures are primarily scavengers; they can help stop the spread of disease by quickly and efficiently removing dead animals from the landscape. Due to poisoning, direct persecution, habitat loss, and other threats, vultures are more likely to be threatened or endangered than any other group of raptors, a release said.

But in the Western Hemisphere, Turkey and Black vultures counter this trend and are increasing in number. Based on Fallon’s recent book, this presentation will explore the life and times of the Turkey vulture, including its feeding, nesting and roosting habits, migratory behaviors, and common misconceptions. She will also discuss being up-close-and-personal with Turkey and Black vultures through her...

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