Coffee & Collections lecture offers up raven, eagle facts

Posted: Friday, October 29, 2010

JUNEAU - The public is invited to the City Museum for November's Coffee & Collections Presentation on some of Juneau's most notorious raptor residents.

In celebration of their extended exhibit, "All Things Eagle and Raven," Sandy Harbanuk will discuss "Party Animals and Stuffed Shirts: The Social Histories of Ravens and Eagles." beginning at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 6. After giving a brief discussion on the natural history of eagles and ravens, Harbanuk will focus on the social lives of eagles and ravens and their relationship with humans. Blueberry, a non-releasable raven from the Juneau Raptor Center, will also be in attendance to greet museum visitors. As a member of the Juneau Raptor Center, Harbanuk has worked extensively in wild bird rehabilitation and has been Blueberry's caretaker and handler for 14 years. Currently, Harbanuk is working on a book titled "The Life and Times of Alaska's Bald Eagles: A Social and Natural History" which will be released next spring.

This event will mark the second lecture of the season. Coffee & Collections is a monthly presentation series offered October through April that explores Juneau's history, culture and natural environment. All presentations in the series are held at the Juneau-Douglas City Museum located at the corner of 4th and Main Streets. Coffee for this series is provided by Heritage Coffee Company.

For more information on this presentation or upcoming events at the museum, go online to or call 586-3572. The Juneau-Douglas City Museum is a facility of the Juneau Parks and Recreation Department.

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