Upcoming Events

Throughout the year BPRC has many fundraising and ‘friendraising’ events to support its mission. This includes the annual Gala fundraiser, Raptor Photo Day, evening paint-a-raptor parties and much more. Please join us at these fun and educational events to help BPRC continue to grow.

There will be many more events coming up so please check back frequently.

Raptor Photo Day- October 9th, 2021

Raptor Photo Day is a great opportunity to experience taking photographs of our education ambassadors in a natural setting. We set up perching throughout our park and let photographers take pictures of the birds with different backgrounds and lighting. We work to make your shots beautiful. For all ages and photography experience.

When: October 9, 2021 from 7:30am to 10am

Where: Blackland Prairie Raptor Center, 1625 Brockdale Park Road, Lucas TX 75002

Cost: $25 pre-register and $30 at the door.

NOTE: Pre-registration closes the Friday at noon before the event. After that time you will need to show up and pay the $30 donation.

RELEASE FORM: All photographers are required to fill out a release form in order to participate in photo day.  Please fill out, sign, and submit the form below, along with your pre-registration.

Click here to pre-register for the event.

Photo Day Release Form

Owl-O-Ween – Saturday, October 30, 2021 4 pm – 7pm

Blackland Prairie Raptor Center’s (BPRC) 1st Annual Owl-O-Ween. Join us on Saturday, October 30th, from 4 pm – 7 pm at BPRC’s Park.

This family friendly event will host safe trick-or-treating stations, fun Halloween-themed kids activities, and live raptors!   Bring your appetite to experience the delicious Dog Haus food truck and your sweet tooth for lots of candy!  Lucas Fire-Rescue will be there to join in the fun!  Please keep an eye out on our Facebook page and website for the official flyer and more information!  Facebook: @bpraptorcenter

Painting A Raptor Evenings

We have a really fun time at these evening events. We have a well-known painter, Elizabeth Dryden join us to guide us through the process of painting one of our education ambassadors. The education bird joins us for the evening and you learn about the bird as you paint your amazing portrait. All materials are included, you bring your talent!

When: TBD for our next class

Where: TBD

Cost: $45 a person

Click here to go to our donation page. At the bottom in the comment section please type Raptor Painting.

Paint a Raptor

Rods n’ Raptors Kids’ Fishing Derby  Spring 2022

Every spring at BPRC we have our kids fishing derby. It is open to the public and costs only $5 a person for all ages. No pre-registration is necessary. It is catch and release and we have a limited number of poles along with a supply of bait. There are prizes for many categories! If you’ve never fished before this is the place to try!

Sponsored by Cabela’s and the Celina Bass Club

When: Spring 2022, TBD

Where: BPRC, 1625 Brockdale Park Road, Lucas TX 75002

Cost: $5 per person all ages