Thousands watch as eight raptors are released into the wild
More than 2,000 area residents turned out Saturday to watch eight birds of prey released back into the wild at the Carpenter Nature Center along the St. Croix River.
A broadwing hawk, a bald eagle and a red-tailed hawk were among the birds released. All were nursed back to health by the Raptor Center, housed at the University of Minnesota.
For Carpenter Nature Center, it's a unique opportunity to let nature impact the lives of those in attendance.