Join us for a 'Hawk Walk' on the trails of the Houston Arboretum!

Take an interactive stroll through the trails at the arboretum with the raptors of wildlife revealed in what will be the first event of our "Sky Kings Series".

Mar 11, 2013, 05:00 ET from Houston Arboretum & Nature Center

HOUSTON, March 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Join us to be amazed by hawks, owls, falcons and even a vulture or two! Kevin Gaines, of Sky Kings Falconry, will lead us on a tour along the trails of the Houston Arboretum for what is sure to be a memorable hawk walk. Don't miss this unique opportunity to experience these magnificent creatures in their native habitats. There will also be photo opportunities and a question and answer time available.

While it is a 'walk' the actual event will take place above the audience! During this adventure, you will have the opportunity to learn about the age old "Sport of Kings" and experience majestic raptors in an excitement filled and family friendly presentation. Sky Kings is brought to you by Wildlife Revealed, a 501-c3 non-profit organization dedicated to the education and preservation of our planet's wildlife.

Our first ever Hawk Walk will commence on April 6, 2013, at the Houston Arboretum & Nature Center, 4501 Woodway Drive. There will be four different time slots with the first taking place at 4 p.m., then the top of every hour after with the final show occurring at 7 p.m. For those unable to attend the first Hawk Walk event, we hope you will be able to join us for at least one of our other Sky Kings Series events. Here is the remaining list of events in the series:

  • June 15 – Second Hawk Walk
  • September 21 – Flight Show
  • November 30 – Flight Show & Owl Prowl

Book now, since this event is limited to the first 100 people and there are only four time slots for our show on April 6! Registration details for our Sky Kings Series can be found on our website at:  

About The Houston Arboretum & Nature Center:

Houston Arboretum & Nature Center, a lush 155-acre nature preserve, is one of the city's greatest natural treasures.  Located in Memorial Park, at 4501 Woodway Drive, the Arboretum is home to more than 75 varieties of native trees, 160 species of birds, 16 species of turtles, 10 species of frogs and 33 kinds of butterflies.  Visitors can explore and enjoy five miles of walking trails to experience nature at its most dramatic and in exquisite detail. The Arboretum grounds are open to the public daily from dawn to dusk.

The Nature Center building is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Discovery Room is open every day except Mondays, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and provides fun, hands-on activities and exhibits to explore nature up close.  Admission is free, but donations to support this nonprofit organization are appreciated. 

About Kevin Gaines - Sky Kings Falconry Service:

Kevin has been working with raptors for more than 10 years. He has worked with birds as small as Kestrels and Conures to ones as large as Bald Eagles and Andean Condors, including numerous other animals such as raising and training black bears, mountain lions, wolves, parrots and others. Kevin has also presented programs at the Sherwood, Southern California, New York, Georgia, North Carolina and Mobile Renaissance Festivals, Callaway Gardens, and many other school programs.

A notable client Kevin has worked with is the host of Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom, Jim Fowler. While working with Jim, he presented "Wonders of the Wild" at Stone Mountain in Atlanta as well as Silver Dollar City in Branson Missouri. He has recently started using his skills in the bird abatement field, and founded "Sky Kings Falconry Service" in order to spread the message of wildlife conservation and offer an environmentally friendly alternative to bird problems.

Press Contacts:
Julie Shuford, Houston Arboretum & Nature Center 512-695-7296

Public Contact: Houston Arboretum & Nature Center 713-681-8433

SOURCE Houston Arboretum & Nature Center