Tough Love: Vultures

Learn to love these magnificent creatures.

Let me ask you a question: If that miserable excuse for humanity who killed Pinky the flamingo earlier this summer had killed a vulture instead, would people still have blind rage as they demanded justice for the poor bird? I’d like to think so, but no, because most folks find flamingoes prettier than vultures. Boyd Hill’s trying to change our perception of the ugly and the unappreciated animals around us and this Saturday, Unloved Animal Series: Vultures will let you peer into the world of vultures and understand the critical role they play in our ecosystem. Think about it: What would our roads look like without vultures? We’d be knee-deep in flattened opossum and armadillos in a week, so head over to Boyd Hill and let them show you how to love these magnificent misunderstood creatures.

Unloved Animal Series: Vultures
Boyd Hill Nature Preserve, 1101 Country Club Way S., St. Pete.
Sept. 3, 10 a.m. $3.
727-893-7326. Event page on Facebook.

About The Author

Cathy Salustri

Cathy's portfolio includes pieces for Visit Florida, USA Today and regional and local press. In 2016, UPF published Backroads of Paradise, her travel narrative about retracing the WPA-era Florida driving tours that was featured in The New York Times. Cathy speaks about Florida history for the Osher Lifelong Learning...
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