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Raptors Featured at Moon Walk

8/10/2005
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RAPID CITY, S.D. – Join the Black Hills National Forest on Saturday, August 20 at 7:00 p.m. for a presentation on raptors at the knife’s edge overlook near Piedmont, South Dakota. Speaker Jodi Biers of Wildlife Experiences, Inc. will lead visitors on this easy 1/2 mile round-trip walk. Jodi Biers, Education Coordinator will share her knowledge of owls, hawks, falcons and other birds that live in the Black Hills. Live raptors will be shown during the program. The Moon Walk area is a beautiful, undeveloped, out-of-the-way overlook on the Black Hills National Forest. It is named “knife’s edge” after the sharp, pointed cliffs that rise from the creek bottom below. To reach the Moon Walk site, travel approximately 10 miles west of Rapid City on Interstate 90 to Exit 44, Bethlehem Cave Road. Turn left and continue west 2 miles on the frontage road to Bethlehem Cave Road. Turn left on Bethlehem Cave Road and travel 5.1 miles on a gravel road to the parking area at the intersection of Runkle Road and Forest Road 168.3A. For more information or if you would like to be placed on an internet mailing list to receive the Moon Walk news releases and directions, please call the Black Hills National Forest Mystic Ranger District office at 605-343-1567. For more forest information, visit the Black Hills National Forest Newsroom at http://www.fs.fed.us/r2/blackhills/news/.