Arrowood and his Birds of Prey headline Backyard Meeting
From Special Reports
Dale Arrowood, a Master Falconer, started working with raptors as a young boy growing up on his family farm in Palmetto, Ga. He became interested watching Mutual of Omaha’s “Wild Kingdom” on Sunday afternoons with stars Jim Fowler and Marlin Perkins.
Now Arrowood is bringing his beautiful birds to Newnan for the Nov. 9 meeting of the Coweta County Master Gardeners in a show called “Dale Arrowood and His Birds of Prey.” The 7 p.m. meeting is free and open to the public.
When Arrowood began working with birds of prey, a job opportunity at Callaway Gardens became available to train and manage its raptor programs. Arrowood was able to work with Jim Fowler, Okeefenokee Joe and others who aided him in fulfilling his dream of establishing an educational show called “Winged Ambassadors.”
Over the years, Arrowood has trained and flown several species of falcons, hawks, owls, vultures and eagles. His show ranges from pure falconry to predator education. He brings extensive knowledge into his programs and receives support from both Auburn University and his lifelong hero and close friend, Jim Fowler.
Coweta residents are invited to come experience Arrowood’s Birds of Prey Show with his Winged Ambassadors, who will performing at the Coweta County Extension office.
The Backyard Association is an educational program sponsored by the Coweta County Master Gardener Extension Volunteers (MGEVs). For more information, please contact the Coweta MGEVs at Coweta County Extension, 255 Pine Road, Newnan, Ga 30263-6014. Phone is 770-254-2620; email is [email protected].