New birds of prey complex completed at E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center, ceremony July 14

July 12, 2012

A screech owl is one of the several birds of prey visitors can view at the E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center. Lori Ceier/Walton Outdoors

Come see the birds in their new home

The E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center invites the public to help celebrate the completion of their new Birds of Prey complex. The ribbon cutting ceremony will be held on Sat., July 14 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.

See Lisa Miller, the Biophilia Center’s own rehabilitator, present live birds and learn about their life spans, habitat and diets.

The new complex includes a glass wall viewing room. Large aviaries with a safe hallway area between the cages and main building, a large kitchen/prep room, office space and more.

The new complex will house a screech owl, Mississippi kite, barred owl, red-tailed hawk, and an American crow to name a few.

The E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center offers education on a better understanding of our environment; with its focus on the importance of biodiversity, ecosystems, conservation, preservation and restoration of our natural resources.

Each Thurs., Fri. and Sat., the Center is open to the public 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. and will focus on a different theme, featuring specialized programs such as birds of prey, remnants of a forest, gopher tortoises and nature based movies.
 Admission is $5 per person.
 Children ages 6 to 12 are $2.
 Children 5 and under are free.
 Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

The E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center is located at 4956 State Hwy. 20 East, Freeport, FL. 32439. To learn more, go to