October 14, 2016
WoodmenLife contributed $10,000 to Fontenelle Forest’s Raptor Woodland Refuge for wildlife conservation and education.
The funds were used to purchase a series of interpretative signs that tell the story of Hera, a female peregrine falcon that nested on…
June 22, 2016
Two of the female falcon chicks have left the nest box, and one is hanging out nearby. You can see mom keeping a close watch on her in the North Nest.
Even though the girls have left the…
June 16, 2016
We are proud to announce the names of the newest batch of WoodmenLife Tower falcon chicks! Their names are:
Dakota, female, #49/U
Cheyenne, female, #52/U
Endura, female, #53/U
Hunter, male, #H/57
The winning name suggestions were submitted by Joey Sarinana from…
June 1, 2016
May 27 was banding day at the WoodmenLife Tower as workers from the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission and Fontenelle Forest Raptor Recovery came to inspect and band the young falcons. As a bonus, recovery expert, Betsy Finch,…
May 20, 2016
Confirming the identity of the male falcon this year has been difficult, but a close up shows that his auxiliary marker is the correct color and we can see a clear “H” and what looks to be…
May 20, 2016
Hunting has ramped up for the WoodmenLife Tower falcons since early May, when all four eggs hatched. The baby chicks are voracious eaters, keeping mom and dad busy.
The chicks wait impatiently in the nest until mom or…
March 30, 2016
We have eggs! The WoodmenLife Tower falcons have laid their first two eggs. According to the time-lapse photos taken by our falcon-cam viewers, it looks like the first egg was laid on Easter morning at approximately 4:00am,…
March 18, 2016
Well, it's been a few weeks since we were introduced to both the male and the female in the WoodmenLife Tower nest. However, there's not been much activity recently. Every time we check out the nest, we will see…
March 4, 2016
It looks like we have some new Peregrine neighbors moving into the WoodmenLife North Falcon Nest. And while they haven’t introduced themselves by allowing us a clear shot of their bands, we can make a few assumptions from…
June 22, 2015
The WoodmenLife Tower Falcons officially received their names on June 16, following a Facebook vote. The names are:
The winning names were submitted by Sandra Phillips of Macedonia, Ohio.
WoodmenLife hosted its annual falcon chick-naming…