Thirty people of all ages gathered Sunday to learn about Red Tailed hawks and Great Horned owls during the presentation "Big, Bad and Beautiful, Your Backyard Birds of Prey" at Willowbrook Wildlife Center in Glen Ellyn.
Naturalist Stephanie Touzalin kicked off the 90-minute program with images of the two species of birds commonly seen in the area, followed by a guest appearance by educational birds Henna, a Red Tailed hawk, and Andre, a Great Horned owl.
Touzalin also had wings, clawed feet, feathers and skulls of the birds on display.
Shirley and John Gerding of Lisle, frequent visitors of the center, said they both learned new facts about the birds, in particular the similarities and differences between the two.
For more info on the center and programs, visit www.willowbrookwildlife.org.