ALBANY — Tin Mountain Conservation Center will be presenting the nature program “Eyes of the Wild: Hawks and Owls” on Friday, Nov 9, at 7 p.m. at its Nature Learning Center on Bald Hill Road in Albany.

Squam Lakes Natural Science Center naturalist Dave Erler will be bringing three different live raptors. Erler will compare the fascinating similarities and differences between hawks and owls, and showcase how they are perfectly suited to the habitat niche they each fill.

Erler has been working for the Squam Lakes Natural Science Center for over three decades and is currently the senior naturalist. His interests include everything from field botany to bats and birds. Erler received his bachelor of science in outdoor education and bachelor of arts in physical geography from St. Cloud State University.

In 1977, he completed graduate work at Texas A&M University in Environmental Interpretation. Erler began working for the Science Center in July 1979, having previously worked seasonally for the National Park Service, University of Minnesota Extension Service, National Audubon Society and two years at the Campbell Gard Environmental Education Center (Ohio).

L.L Bean and the Bank of New Hampshire are sponsors of the nature program series.

The cost of the program is $5 for members, $7 for non-members and $15 per family.

For more information on Tin Mountain and upcoming nature programs go to tinmountain.org, friend them on Facebook or call Tin Mountain at (603) 447-6991.

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