Who's Watching You? Owls of the World presented by Eyes on Owls

Thursday, April 223:30—4:30 PMFront LawnGleason Public Library22 Bedford Road, Carlisle, MA, 01741

Who’s watching you? Find out on Earth Day, April 22nd, when Eyes On Owls presents a live owl program.  All who attend are in for some fun with close-up views of these secretive birds of prey. Naturalists Marcia and Mark Wilson will present “Who’s Watching You? Owls of the World.”

The Wilsons introduce the audience to owls found in New England and as well as other parts of the world.   Marcia imitates the owls’ calls herself, paying special attention to the more common owls that we might encounter in our area.

After a hooting lesson and much audience anticipation, Marcia brings out the live owls one at a time. With each owl perched securely on her gloved hand, she walks out in front of the audience with six or seven owls. There’s plenty of time for close-up views, photos, and questions.

Each owl presented has a permanent disability that prevents them from surviving on their own in the wild. These non-releasable owls are captivating ambassadors from the world of wildlife. The Wilsons are legally permitted by state and federal agencies to use live owls in their environmental educational programs.

Which owl eats skunks? Can a little detective work reveal where owls live near you? What do pellets tell us about an owl’s diet? How can we protect owls and their habitats? The Wilsons explore these questions and more during this fun, interactive program.

If you have any questions about this event, please email us at childrens@gleasonlibrary.org.

This fun program is for all ages and will take place outside on the front lawn. Masks are required for all visitors age 2 and up, and hand sanitizer will be provided. We ask that all attending follow social distancing guidelines. This event will be postponed if heavy rains/thunderstorms are predicted. The library’s website and social media channels will be updated if we need to postpone due to inclement weather.

Autographed copies of Mark's latest book, Owling:  Enter the World of the Mysterious Birds of the Night (Storey) will be available for purchase after the event.

Eye's on Owls' Who's Watching You? Owls of the World program is supported by the Susan Zielinski Natural Science Fund.
Image credit: Great Horned Owl with young  Photo © Mark Wilson / Eyes On Owls

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