Nature series to discuss owls of New England and beyond in Francestown

  • A Northern Saw-whet Owl peers from a cedar tree on its day roost. Photo by Mark Wilson

  • An Eastern Screech Owl appears in an Eyes On Owls live owl program. Photo by Eyes On Owls

Published: 10/29/2019 3:33:21 PM


The Francestown Joan Hanchett Nature Series presents “Who’s Watching You? Owls of the World” on Friday, Nov. 8 at 6:30 p.m. at the Francestown Town Hall.

Join Naturalist Marcia Wilson and wildlife photographer Mark Wilson who will share their passion for owls. “Who’s Watching You? Owls of the World” will introduce you to the owls of New England and beyond. Some owls such as Great Horned, Barred and Eastern Screech Owls are more common than you might think. Boreal owls and Great Gray owls are a rare find here, yet are found on other continents, too. Others like Snowy Owls, Eurasian eagle owls and familiar Barn Owls often appear in popular movies and nature programs.

Mark and Marcia will share the field marks, signs and naturalist’s skills that you can use to find wild owls without disturbing them, while introducing you to six live owls up close. Everyone is treated to a hooting lesson, as well as tips on how to attract and protect owls near you. It promises to be an informative and entertaining talk, open to adults and children of all ages.

Mark and Marcia are a charismatic team who teach, study, photograph and share their passion for the natural world. Each has nurtured a fascination for nature since childhood. Both have biology degrees and share a keen interest in birds. They offer Eyes On Owls live owl programs, as well as Wildshot books and natural history photos, from their rural home in northern Massachusetts. Autographed copies of Mark’s book “Owling: Enter the World of the Mysterious Birds of the Night” will be offered for sale at the program.


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