Barbara J. Mapp Aviary Education Center
As we come out of the extreme cold temperatures this coming week, the Barbara J. Mapp Aviary Education Center will resume normal operating hours beginning on Wednesday (Jan. 25) and Saturday (Jan. 27).
As part of our standard of care for our captive wildlife, our raptor ambassadors are brought inside the education center building when temperatures stay at/below 18 degrees. While they can survive in the wild in even colder temperatures, given the nature of their injuries, age, variety of species of birds of prey under our care, our park staff brings them inside to care for them during these winter weather advisories. This includes daily exercise, feeding and cleaning which requires a large amount of staff time to ensure our wildlife ambassadors are well cared for during these extreme cold temperatures.
Thanks to past funding, we have a special designed crate system inside the garage area to keep them at a comfortable 40 degrees as part of our standard of care at the Barbara J. Mapp Aviary Education Center.
With expected temperatures going above freezing starting tomorrow (Monday), our park staff will being transition our captive birds of prey back out into their enclosures on Monday. We are thrilled to announce that the Barbara J. Mapp Aviary Center will resume normal weekly Open House Hours on Wednesdays and Saturdays (10am-1pm) beginning on January 25th.
Thank you to the park staff for all of their additional time, care, focus and efforts to ensure the highest quality of care for our raptor ambassadors the past 7 days during these extreme cold temperatures.
Special thank you to all of our donors and supporters who donate private donations-funds to Friends of Radnor Lake for those extra little (and big) things that make our standard of care for our captive wildlife at the Barbara J. Mapp Aviary Education Center possible.