- Associated Press - Sunday, April 20, 2014

DREHERSVILLE, Pa. (AP) - A wild bird sanctuary in eastern Pennsylvania offers children a different kind of egg hunt for Easter, offering as prizes realistic looking wooden replicas of raptor eggs.

The Republican-Herald of Pottsville reported Sunday (https://bit.ly/1eRpwSy ) that about 50 children scoured the forest floor on Saturday at Hawk Mountain Sanctuary in Drehersville.

The painted eggs are for such species as peregrine falcons, kestrels and hawks.

The event has been held at the sanctuary since 2007. It’s so popular there’s a waiting list.

Children are provided a short program about raptors and their offspring. Prizes include a Hawk Mountain Sanctuary bookmark, a pencil and an activity book about birds of prey.

Each participant is allowed to take home a wooden replica egg.

The 2,500-acre Hawk Mountain Sanctuary attracts 70,000 visitors annually.

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Information from: Pottsville Republican and Herald, https://www.republicanherald.com


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