Sadie Casper, 10, prepares a bird seed tree ornament at the Carolina Raptor Center’s winter camp.
Sadie Casper, 10, prepares a bird seed tree ornament at the Carolina Raptor Center’s winter camp. Joe Habina
Sadie Casper, 10, prepares a bird seed tree ornament at the Carolina Raptor Center’s winter camp. Joe Habina

Raptor Center offers winter camp programs for youth

December 30, 2015 10:10 AM

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