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The Gentle Hawk

  • Charlotte Hobbs Library, Route 5, Lovell. (map)

The Gentle Hawk

Did you know that the Northern Goshawk is such a fierce hunter who when in pursuit of prey will stalk quarry on foot as well as from the air? Join us to see and hear about the many wonders of this remarkable and canny creature as Bonny Boatman leads us into the world of Accipiter gentilis, aka, the gentle hawk. Interestingly, the name derives from Accipiter (accipere: to grasp) meaning hawk, and gentilis meaning noble or gentle. Together, they refer to the Middle Ages when only nobility were permitted to own goshawks for falconry.

Location: Charlotte Hobbs Library, Route 5, Lovell.

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