Birds of Prey Highlighted on Jan. 17

You and your family will be able to get up close and personal with some of our feathered friends during Pinnacle Mountain State Park’s Birds of Prey program. From 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., licensed wildlife rehabilitator Rodney Paul will explain how injured birds are taken care of and, if possible, released back into the wild. Paul will also bring several rehabbed live birds, such as hawks and owls, to the presentation.

The free Jan. 17 event takes place in the visitor center. Seating is limited to the first 40 guests. The park staff strongly suggests you arrive early for a good seat.

Also taking place on Jan. 17 is the park’s annual Eagle Lake Cruise. Times are 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Interpreters at Pinnacle will lead cruises on Lake Maumelle to search for wintering bald eagles. Usually there are several eagles and migratory waterfowl sighted. Park staff encourages those taking the party barge ride to dress in layers for extreme cold and windy lake weather. Payment of $15 for adults and $8 for ages 6-12 must be made in advance.

Pinnacle Mountain State Park is located at 11901 Pinnacle Valley Road in west Little Rock. Come have a whole day of outdoor adventure.