News and Events
ColorFest at Bernheim Forest
RROKI will bring live hawks and owls to the 2013 ColorFest at Bernheim Forest and Arboretum, Saturday and Sunday, October 19 and 20. This is a great opportunity to visit our birds up close and personal, while enjoying the beautiful fall colors at Bernheim. Get an early start on your Christmas shopping too. We will have raptor shirts, hats and other merchandise for the person who loves raptors!
More information about the event can be found at http://bernheim.org/explore/colorfest-at-bernheim.
Kentucky State Fair
Join Raptor Rehabilitation of Kentucky at the Kentucky State Fair in Louisville, KY. We will bring different raptors every day from August 15 - 25, 2013, for you to see and learn about. Our booth is at the south end of South Hall - just look for our big banner. Our Bald Eagle should be there on Wednesday and Saturday.
We are a volunteer, non-profit organization, and the state fair is our largest fund raising activity. For a donation, you can choose a t-shirt with your favorite raptor on it, a RROKI hat, jewelry, or playing cards. This year, we will also have key chains, travel mugs and luggage tags. T-shirts for children are available and irresistable eagle and owl plush toys. The birds are used to being photographed and don't mind the flash, so bring you camera for some one of a kind photos. We look forward to seeing you again!
For the first time, we offer a new design by artist Jody Bergsma, created exclusively for Raptor Rehabilitation of KY. Jody has a diverse painting style that has developed over many years and literally thousands of paintings.
Jody says,"I propose that mankind shares a common reality, just beyond the range of normal sight. The images are emotions, those which are unseen but felt... unheard but known. There are moments when we have acute awareness of existence... like the feeling of exultation when one stands on the edge of a mountain, or the top of a crescent moon. Each man's physical adventure is unique, but the abstract language of feelings, and our realization of existence is our shared experience. My paintings are part of my personal adventure. Memory simplifies the setting. I no longer see the mountains edge, but I do see the feelings it stirred.