A young Red-tailed Hawk from the nest at the Franklin Institute has been released less than a month after he was injured in an apparent collision with a car.
Even if you’ve been to the Franklin Institute lately, you might have been unaware of the construction on its south side: the three-story Nicholas and Athena Karabots Pavilion.
Workers have pulled a huge sheet of plastic over the 20-foot-tall, white marble statue of Ben Franklin, in preparation of removal of a portion of the south wall of the Franklin Institute’s central great hall.
Nearly two weeks ago, the lone surviving fledgling from the Franklin Institute Red-tailed Hawk nest was found injured on the Ben Franklin Parkway and taken to the Schuylkill Wildlife Rehabilitation Clinic in Upper Roxborough. The young raptor appears to be on the mend.
Derrick Pitts, chief astronomer at the Franklin Institute, says this a regular, recurring event.
“The 80-90 percent mortality rate for red-tailed hawks in their first year is absolutely proving.”
“Sadly, the female twin flew into a window at Moore College of Art,” a blogger tells KYW Newsradio.
A new study gives Philadelphia non-profits good grades for fundraising efficiency and accumulating assets but a terrible score for spending on administrative costs and CEO salaries.
The Red-tailed Hawk nest at the Franklin Institute is empty. The littlest and last to hatch was the first to take flight on Thursday; the last of this year’s brood of three fledged Sunday.
If you look into the sky Sunday morning the moon is going to look a lot different.
Corbett met a receptive audience from the oil and gas industry today at the Franklin Institute, while critics of Marcellus Shale drilling shouted from the sidewalk as he came and went.
In addition to the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall, visitors to the City of Brotherly Love on Friday will have another attraction to check out.
“Spy: The Exhibit, The Secret World of Espionage” opens Saturday.
For the fifth straight year, a pair of Red Tailed Hawks is nesting on a windowsill at the Franklin Institute.