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HOPEWELL TOWNSHIP, N.J.
- The Seattle Seahawks are Super Bowl champions, but did you ever wonder why their team mascot, a bird, represents their athletic skills?

This and other awe-inspiring stories about aerial predators will be aired at Howell Living History Farm the evening of Friday, March 7, when Mercer County Naturalist Jenn Rogers and Wildlife Center Director Diane Nickerson present “Hawk Tawk,” the newest program in the “Naturally Friends” series about farmers and wildlife.

The program will not include an appearance by the Seahawks’ mascot, but it will feature an up-close look at live hawks from the Mercer County Wildlife Center — hawks that due to injuries are now on the center’s education team. In addition to interactive presentations and demonstrations, the program will introduce participants to other common hawks of New Jersey, their lifestyles and their amazing adaptations.

The family-oriented program will take place from 7:30 to 9 p.m. inside the farm’s heated, 19th-century barn. Parking and admission are free, but a $3-per-person donation is suggested. Donations to the “Naturally Friends” series support the educational programs of the Mercer County Naturalist Program and Wildlife Center.

Howell Living History Farm is a facility of the Mercer County Park Commission. The farm is located on Valley Road, just off Route 29, two miles south of Lambertville. The GPS destination for the visitor center and barn is 70 Woodens Lane, Lambertville, NJ 08530.

For more information about this and other programs offered at the farm, call (609) 737-3299 or visit the websites www.howellfarm.org or www.mercercountyparks.org.