Our Mission

It is with a heavy heart that we report the passing of our long time president Jim Mummert. Jim was our leader for many years and one of the founding fathers of the Hardy Lake Friends Group.  No one represented us better or every will. Rest in piece Jim. You will be missed.

The arrangements for Jim’s farewell can be found at the Collins Funeral Home in Scottsburg, Indiana website


We are an all-volunteer group organized in 2002 to support the Dwight R. Chamberlain Raptor Rehabilitation Center and the Hardy Lake property in Scott County, Indiana. The donations we collect go toward rehabilitating and eventual release of raptors back into the wild. Permanently injured raptors are used as educational ambassadors throughout Indiana. They are taken to organizations such as schools, nursing homes, and civic groups. We are the only state owned raptor hospital. The state furnishes the building, utilities, and pays our Naturalist, but all other costs such as veterinary bills, medical supplies, food, and equipment is covered by our work AND YOUR GENEROUS DONATIONS. Thank you for supporting the Friends of Hardy Lake & The Dwight Chamberlain Raptor Center.

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Bird Watching

Explore the birds

Breakfast Days

All you can eat breakfast

Our Supporters

People who make it possible

Raptor Center

Dwight R. Chamberlain