[Editor’s note. Although not mentioned by George, Mendon Ponds Park inspired the naming of his son]
This weekend I brought my son to Mendon Ponds Park, one of our favorite destinations in Monroe County. This time around we decided to check out the park’s Wild Wings, a not-for-profit educational organization that houses and cares for permanently injured birds of prey which are unable to survive on their own in the wild.
According to one of their staff members, the mission is to teach environmental stewardship through programs featuring their resident raptors as teaching partners. I also found out that the organization travels with their raptors to schools, scout meetings, and many other corporate and private events. Check them out! It’s a really cool place that the whole family will enjoy.
Text and Photography by George Cassidy Payne