Large Raptors to Descend on Watters Garden Center
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14 February 2018
  Ken Davis

It’s the best opportunity you’ll ever have to see raptors up close and very personal.

With razor sharp hooked beaks, powerful grasping talons, and wingspans that can be more than 5 feet, Arizona's birds of prey are magnificent to watch and essential to our native environment. Watters Garden Center is partnering with Arizona’s Raptor Experience in Chino Valley to teach local gardeners about birds in the landscape, and what landscape plants are best for our feathered friends.

Saturday, March 3, at 9:30 am these majestic birds take flight at Watters Garden Center during a free class and demonstration. Hosted by the founders of ARE, Paul and Anne Schnell, the class will exhilarate and educate as participants get an up-close experience with the raptors while discussing  natural history, conservation issues, raptor husbandry, and much more. Students learn the right trees for protection, water and nesting needs, and foods that attract more birds into the gardens. The birds are living examples that show what we all have to lose if we aren't more careful with our environment. 

 
Watters Garden Center will feature beautiful, low water native plants that attract birds and pollinators to your landscape, just in time for spring planting!
 
Fantastic photo opportunities abound during flying demonstrations of several local birds of prey and their even larger African cousins. This will be an awe-inspiring class for students of all ages.  Free to the gardening public. 

 
Watters Garden Center is a locally owned and operated garden center that specializes in providing avid gardeners and novices alike with the expertise and products to get things growing in the mountains of Arizona.
 
Arizona’s Raptor Experience's mission is to use hands-on educational opportunities to help foster a connection between people and nature. Their goal is to spark curiosity about wildlife and the environment, and instill the desire to practice conservation of earth’s dwindling natural resources.