Teacher ties falconry to history

Writer, teacher and falconer Henry Walters brought a red-tailed hawk to The Well School, in Peterborough on Oct. 28.

The 2nd and 6th grades at the Well School study medieval times, so Walters discussed the history of falconry and the requirements for modern falconers.

Walters’ poems, essays, and translations have appeared or are forthcoming from publications as various as The Old Farmer’s Almanac, The American Guide, The Literary Bohemian, and Hawk Migration Studies. He lives and writes at Willard Pond in Hancock, where he acts as steward of New Hampshire Audubon’s Wildlife Sanctuary. This marks his third fall as Interpretive Naturalist on Pack Monadnock.

He will be sharing his love of nature and bird watching in an open presentation at the Hancock Library on Nov. 20.

Walters also runs the Young Birders Club in NH. For more information, check out the club’s website,, There you can find a complete list of YBC outings and informational sessions. The YBC is also sponsoring a birdwatching contest in all New Hampshire schools this spring.

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