Whoooo’s watching you? Come find out at TMCC’s nature program, “Eyes on Owls.” Naturalist Marcia Wilson will introduce the audience to owls found in New England and their unique adaptations through a slide show of photos by her husband, Mark Wilson. After a hooting lesson and much audience participation, Marcia brings out the live owls one at a time. Each owl has a permanent disability that keeps it from surviving on its own in the wild. These non-releasable owls serve as ambassadors from the world of wildlife. With each owl perched securely on her glove, Marcia then walks out into the audience.
Which owl eats skunks? Can a little detective work reveal if owls live near you? What do owl pellets tell us about an owl’s wild food and the web of life? How can we protect owls and their natural habitats? Wilson will explore these questions and more during this fun interactive program for all ages.
Naturalist Marcia Litchfield Wilson brings over 45 years of experience with natural history and field ornithology to her environmental education programs. Mark Wilson is a wildlife photographer, photojournalist, author and avid birder. His photos have appeared in many newspapers, books and magazines, including a National Geographic cover (Oct. 1992 bullfrog). He’s currently working on two children’s photo/science books, which will be published in the spring of 2010.
Reservations are required for this program, and can be made by calling 447-6991. Sign up early as this program can sell out quickly. TMCC nature programs are open to the public and are sponsored by L.L. Bean and Natural Resources Conservation Service. Donations of $3 per person and $5 per family are appreciated.