COLLINSVILLE — Eagles, owls and hawks will visit the Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site at 2 p.m. June 4.
The World Bird Sanctuary brings live birds of prey to Cahokia Mounds for a free Raptor Awareness Show. Guests should arrive early because no one will be admitted after the show begins in order to not disturb the birds.
The show will include a discussion of the characteristics and habitats of birds being displayed, which could include an eagle, hawk, falcon, buzzard, kestrel or owl.
The show will feature birds flying over audience members’ heads.
Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site, administered by the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency, is eight miles from downtown St. Louis in Collinsville, off Interstates 55/70 (exit 6) and Illinois 255 (exit 24), on Collinsville Road.
The historic site’s mounds are the largest Native American earthworks north of Mexico. They were part of a huge city created by the Mississippian culture that flourished 1,000 years ago in the Midwest and South.
There is no admission fee but a donation of $7 for adults, $5 for seniors, $2 for students and $15 for families is suggested. The site is open Wednesday through Sunday.
For more, call (618) 346-5160 or visit cahokiamounds.org.