Raptor Center to Host Family Day

EUGENE, Ore. — Labor Day weekend is the last hurrah before school starts. If you’re looking for a fun and educational family outing, head to the Cascades Raptor Center. Family Nature Discovery Day is the last Sunday of the month through September. There are over 50 non-releasable birds to visit, plus activities where they can … Continue reading »

Cascade Raptor Center Family Events

EUGENE, Ore. — Some families are kicking off summer learning about nature and wildlife. This is the second of five family nature discovery days being put on by the Cascades Raptor Center. Families can explore the facility and learn about the different birds or make arts and crafts. Organizers say they host one of these … Continue reading »

4J District Removes Osprey Nest

EUGENE, Ore. — Eighty five feet about the track at Madison Middle School two osprey decided to build a nest. “If they decided a location is good for their nest they will just be very determined. They will be persistent and try over and over and over again,” said Louise Shimmel, Executive Director of the … Continue reading »

Raptor Center Buildings Damaged by Storm

EUGENE, Ore. — This weekend’s ice storm caused thousands of dollars of damage at the Cascade Raptor Center, causing it to close its gate so that staff and volunteers can clean the mess. The birds at the Raptor center were calm Wednesday afternoon, but that wasn’t the case Saturday. “It was scary up here. It … Continue reading »

Veterans Enjoy Raptor Center for Free

EUGENE, Ore. — Veterans and their families got to visit the Cascades Raptor Center for free Monday. The Eugene center is home to more than 50 different birds. A crew of volunteers spend time taking care of injured, sick and orphaned raptors. Executive Director Louise Shimmel says offering free admission is the least the center … Continue reading »

Raptor Center to Release Bald Eagle

EUGENE, Ore. — The Cascades Raptor Center will release a rehabilitated bald eagle back into the wild Thursday. Someone found the bird badly injured after a fight with another eagle near Cottage Grove. The raptor center posted this picture (right) on its Facebook page on April 29 of the two eagles with this description of … Continue reading »

2012 Family Nature Discovery Day

EUGENE, Ore. — Local families had the chance to become wildlife rescuers at the Cascades Raptor Center in Eugene on Sunday. The center hosted the third 2012 Family Nature Discover Day of the year. Kids received a report of an injured stuffed animal that was hurt in the woods. The kids would then rescue the … Continue reading »