From left, Nature of Wildworks volunteer Denise Lafey holding Fidel Kestrel; Lin
Tanenbaum with Dancer, a Barn Owl, and Nature of Wildworks founder Mollie
Hogan holding Ace, a red-tail hawk, introduce the birds before the walk in Topanga.
On the evening of May 23, Mollie Hogan and staff members of The Nature of Wildworks introduced folks to their feathered wildlife ambassadors during an hour-long evening stroll in the hills of Topanga. Hawks, owls and falcons perched on their handlers gloves and shared stories and species information while observing the birds in their natural environment.
Ace the Hawk, held by Wildworks founder Mollie Hogan, decided to stretch his
wings on the walk. (L-R) Denise Lafey holding Fidel Kestrel, Lin Tanenbaum
holding Dancer the Barn Owl, Hogan and walk attendees Linda Lydon, Eileen Gold
and Ariana Guttierez.
Mollie Hogan with Ace and her dog, Star.
Wildworks staffers Denise Lafey (L) and Mollie Hogan (R) show Heaven Alejo how to hold Fidel Kestrel who’s a notorious flirt.
The next Hawk Walk takes place on Wednesday, June 18, from 7 to 8 p.m. This is an amazing opportunity to get in touch with nature where guests experience a short walk into the hills of Topanga while staff members hold the birds of prey and share information about the birds and wildlife of the area.
Reserve your spot at natureofwildworks.org/donate-to-wildworks/ and make the $45 donation directly through PayPal. Write "For Hawk Walk" to receive an e-mail confirmation and directions to the event. For more information: natureofwildworks.org/our-programs/calendar. All donations go to the lifetime quality care of the animals at The Nature of Wildworks.
To preserve the all-natural experience of the event, guests are asked not to bring electronics on the walk.