Greenway Speaker Series: FalconryDec 15 , 2018
This month we are doubling up Greenway Speaker Series events! Please join us on December 15 as we welcome Daren McGrew and Ted Bell who will talk about the ancient sport of falconry. Falconry is defined as “the taking of wild quarry in its natural state and habitat by means of a trained raptor.” This sport is very demanding and requires a serious dedication of time and energy from the falconer and, as you might imagine, training a raptor is a little different than training the family dog. We are very excited to have these Master Falconers (and their raptors!) teach us all about the unique sport of falconry.
This event is FREE to all and thanks to a partnership with Nation Ford High School, entry fees will be waived for non-members, as well. Complimentary refreshments will be provided at 10am and Daren and Ted will begin their presentation at 10:30. In an effort to be more environmentally responsible, we’d like to encourage attendees to bring their own mugs for tea and coffee. See you soon!
Ted Bell and Daren McGrew are Master Falconers who have been hunting with birds of prey for over 15 years. They have trapped, trained and hunted with a variety of raptors including red-tailed hawks, goshawks, peregrine falcons, aplomado falcons, prairie falcons and American kestrels.
Daren is from New Orleans and is a former Air Force pilot. He is now the senior pastor of a church in Charlotte and serves as a chaplain with the FBI.
Ted is a native of rural Pennsylvania and is a former Army helicopter pilot. He is now the District Attorney for McDowell and Rutherford Counties.