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October 2016 Hawk Mountain Events

Autumn Lecture: Native Bees of Pennsylvania
Saturday, October 15 at 5:30 pm
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, Kempton
In this presentation, Dr. Anita Collins will discuss many of the 400 PA-native bee species from their beauty and biology to current conservation efforts. Learn how you can attract native bees with nesting and food sources. Join us in this fascinating discussion of the diversity and importance of Pennsylvania’s native bees, and leave with a new appreciation for these invaluable creatures.Swarovski Optics Day
Saturday, October 22 from 10 am – 3 pm
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, Kempton
Come for an great opportunity to meet with the Swarovski optics staff to test and learn about a variety of their products. The experienced representatives will help you find the best product for your needs and address all your optics questions. Held outside of the Visitor Center.

Drawing from Raptors
Saturday, October 29 from 10 am – 11:30 am
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, Kempton
$20, $10 for Members. Supplies provided for a $15 fee.
Philadelphia-based contemporary artist and Adjunct Professor of Fine Art at the University of Pennsylvania Deirdre Murphy will teach drawing from live American Kestrels and/or Screech Owls that are part of the collection at Hawk Mountain Sanctuary. No prior drawing experience is necessary. This workshop will cover preliminary gesture drawings to capture movement and general shapes and also the basic anatomy of raptors. Both graphite and color will be covered with a brief slide show. Registration is required.

Final Autumn Lecture:
The Intersection of Art and Science
Saturday, October 29
5:30 pm
Hawk Mountain wraps up Autumn Lecture Series with artistic flairHawk Mountain Sanctuary will wrap up its Autumn Lecture Series with one final lecture lead by Philadelphia contemporary artist Dierdre Murphy. The free lecture entitled “The Intersection of Art and Science” will take place on Saturday, October 29 at 5:30 pm in the Visitor Center.

Dierdre Murphy participated in an artist residency at Hawk Mountain in 2015. In her talk, she will speak about her work and how her experience on the Mountain informed and inspired her studio practice.

Murphy spent two weeks living and working at Hawk Mountain’s Acopian Center , and during that time produced Winds of Change, a series of paintings exhibited at the Gross McCleaf Gallery. Previously, she had also created a collection called Migratory Paths  that was inspired by her previous three years of study at the Sanctuary overlooks. Murphy’s work often features landscapes with expansive skies and birds in flight.

At 10 am that morning, Dierdre will also teach a drawing lesson using a live American kestrel and/or screech owl as the model. The workshop will cover preliminary gesture drawings to capture movement and general shapes, as well as the basic anatomy of raptors. Both graphite and color will be covered. This workshop is $20 for non-members of the Sanctuary and $10 for members, and supplies can be provided for an additional fee. To register, call 610-756-6961.

“The Intersection of Art and Science” will officially end the Lecture Series for this season, but it will return in Spring 2017. The Sanctuary’s Weekend Programs will continue to run until November 13, and the Autumn Hawkwatch continues into mid-December

Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, Kempton. 610-756-6961 or

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