Feathered friends make a visit to Midwest Museum

SYCAMORE – Bird is the word at The Midwest Museum of Natural History, 425 W. State St. in Sycamore, which will host “Meet the Flock” Saturday, Aug. 10.

Some of the avian residents of A Place to Call Home, a parrot rescue and adoption group based in Serena, will visit the museum for a presentation on the rescue. The audience can handle and take photos with some of the birds.

Through the presentation, the audience will learn about some bird species and hear the stories of how some of the birds came to A Place to Call Home. The avian rescue is dedicated to re-homing companion birds, and has a thorough screening process for potential adopters.

“Our mission centers on developing an appreciation for the diversity of the natural environment, including animals furry, scaly, slimy or feathered,” said museum director Molly Trickey. “A Place to Call Home not only educates the public on the natural history of parrots, they also help to foster respect for these unique animals.”

The 45-minute program begins at 1 p.m. All ages are welcome. The fee is $8 per person for non-members, which includes museum admission. Museum members can attend for $3. Space is limited; register by calling 815-895-9777.

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