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White Owls and Birds of Prey
April 6 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
We are excited to have Norman Smith, Director of the Blue Hills Trailside Museum and the Norman Smith Environmental Education Center, to come to our Club on Saturday April 6th, to share his knowledge of his life work with “Owls and Birds of Prey”. Norman recently presented his “Owls and Birds of Prey” seminar to the Massachusetts Port Authority and Tim Johnson can say with excitement that this was one of the most interesting and interactive presentation that he has attended. Norman even brought live owls with him to add a real life touch to his interactive discussion.
Norman Smith is a self-taught naturalist who has worked for the Massachusetts Audubon Society since 1974. His current position is “Director of Blue Hills Trailside Museum and Environmental Education Center” in Milton, Massachusetts.
Norman has studied birds of prey for over 45 years, including rehabilitating the injured and successfully fostering
over 1,000 orphaned hawks and owl chicks into adoptive nests. His ongoing long-term projects include trapping and banding migrating hawks and owls in the Blue Hills Reservation, banding nestling hawks and owls, and doing research onsnowy owls and other raptors wintering at Boston’s Logan International Airport. He has also traveled to Alaska to study snowy owls in their native tundra habitat. His research work has been published in National Geographic, National Wildlife, Ranger Rick,
Yankee, Massachusetts Wildlife, Bird Observer, Birding, Sanctuary, Geo, Nature, Grolier Encyclopedia, and Owls of the Northern Hemisphere and Owls of the World. His mission is to use the information gathered from his research to stimulate a passion in everyone he meets to help us better understand, appreciate and care for this world in which we live today.
We look forward to sharing Norman’s presentation with the members of the Club.