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Bard Landscape and Arboretum Program Presents Special Falconry Demonstration on May 2

Jennifer Wai-Lan Huang
ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON, N.Y.—The Landscape and Arboretum Program at Bard presents “Skyhunters in Flight,” a demonstration of the ancient art of falconry, with master falconer Brian Bradley on Saturday, May 2 at 2:00 p.m. on the lawn at Blithewood, home to The Levy Economics Institute of Bard College. The presentation is free and open to the public. Children are welcome. A special fundraising luncheon to benefit the Landscape and Arboretum Program will precede the falconry demonstration. The luncheon will be hosted by Bard trustee Elizabeth Ely and Arboretum director Amy Foster. Tax-deductible tickets to the luncheon are available in three categories: $300/Contributor, $200/Supporter, and $100/Friend. Children under 10 are free. For further information, contact Andrea Guido at 845-758-7414, or

The Landscape and Arboretum Program at Bard College enhances the aesthetic, educational, and public services of the College, and promotes plant conservation and preservation of the essential character of the landscape. Bard’s 540-acre campus, in the heart of New York’s Hudson River Valley, is rich in history and full of natural beauty. The campus has long been recognized for its spectacular gardens and superb collection of living trees and plants—many of the Valley’s most notable trees are located at Bard. The Landscape and Arboretum Program was formed with the charge of preserving and cultivating the horticultural assets of the campus, and opening the door to horticultural education, outreach, and research.

Elizabeth Ely, founding member of the Landscape and Arboretum Program, graduated from Bard College in 1965. She serves on Bard’s Board of Trustees and chairs the building and grounds committee. Amy Foster is the first director of Bard’s Landscape and Arboretum Program. She graduated from Bard College in 1999 and received a certificate in Professional Ornamental Horticulture from Longwood Gardens in 2002. Brian Bradley has been a master falconer and animal trainer for more than 20 years. He operates Skyhunters in Flight, an action-filled educational program designed to increase awareness of and enhance appreciation for birds of prey.                 


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This event was last updated on 04-17-2009