Raptor Day For Nature Photographers Set For Jan. 20 At Okeeheelee

The Friends of Okeeheelee Nature Center will host their ninth annual Raptor Day for Nature Photographers on Saturday, Jan. 20 from 8:30 to 10 a.m. at Okeeheelee Nature Center in Okeeheelee Park. A rain date is scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 27.

Several raptor species will be on display in a natural, outdoor setting. Every effort will be made to place the animals in optimal lighting with natural backgrounds.

After a short introduction of the Okeeheelee Nature Center’s resident rehabilitated birds and a briefing of rules, birds will be staged on natural perches, and photographers are free to photograph at their own pace.

Participants must be at least 15 years of age. Minor participants, ages 15-17, must be accompanied by an adult guardian. This event is not handicap-accessible.

Tickets are $45 per person for an hour and half photography session of the birds. Tickets are currently available on a first-come, first-served basis. Space is limited. Tickets can be purchased by phone at (561) 938-7705.

All proceeds from this fundraising event will benefit the animal ambassadors, exhibits and programs at Okeeheelee Nature Center and are tax deductible.