The Peregrine Falcon Association
What the PFA does
What are Peregrine Falcons?
This is a picture of the majestic peregrine falcon about to take flight. He has seen his prey and is now preparing for the dive.
This peregrine falcon has locked the prey in his vision. After locking the prey, it begins to dive at extreme speeds up to 200 miles per hour.
The peregrine falcon has caught its prey and is now finding a spot to devour it. These falcons are carnivores.
About the Founders
Even after she moved to the Adirondacks, the birds followed. She has a bird sanctuary dedicated to helping birds, and that is how she and her niece bonded. They realized that they have more in common than anyone thinks. After Ivy's mother passed away, her Aunt Josephine took her to a nature sanctuary, where birds flew over their heads and it was a very peaceful moment. After her mothers death, Ivy always "pictured her soaring free like a bird," (138). This is what Josephine wanted people to know her as, a free bird soaring.
After they both returned to the Breedlove family home, they decided to make this association, to give praise and raise awareness to a bird that brought them closer together. The peregrine falcon is a bird that lived in the Adirondack Mountains for a long time, and that is where they bonded. The birds brought them together, and they chose the peregrine falcon specifically because of the relation that it had to both of them. They were both constatnly judged, but they found hope together. And Ivy, a historian and a founder of this association lives by her motto even today. "You can't pursue history without finding hope," (185).