INDIANAPOLIS — A very special guest joined us in the studio Thursday: Freyja the falcon.

Jenna McElroy, assistant park manager at the Eagle Creek Ornithology Center, and Donna McCarty, a longtime Eagle Creek Park volunteer, brought Freya along to tell us about Eagle Creek Park’s 50th anniversary celebration.

The park is hosting anniversary events, challenges and activities all year, but the big event is this Friday, June 10, the official 50th anniversary. Eagle Creek Park was dedicated on June 10, 1972.

The evening event includes food, beverages and a free concert. Admission will be $1 that day.

Freyja is an official ambassador at the Ornithology Center. Fun facts about her: she likes chicken, fence posts and rodents; she can’t fly; and this was her very first time on TV.

For more information about the event and all things happening at the park, follow Eagle Creek on Facebook or Instagram.