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February 1, 2014

Programs at Parker River National Wildlife Refuge

(Continued)

Merrimack River Eagle Festival

Saturday, Feb. 8, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Once again the refuge is partnering with the Massachusetts Audubon Society at Joppa Flats to celebrate the local presence of wintering American bald eagles. The refuge visitor center will host a variety of fun, hands-on activities that include making an eagle magnet, dissecting owl pellets, and creating a colorful eagle habitat mural that will later be featured on the refuge’s web site. In addition to these fun activities, visitors will be able to view two live owls from Drumlin Farm. At 1:30 p.m., and in conjunction with the refuge’s Photographic Society, wildlife photographer Shawn Carey will wow the audience with his images of Massachusetts wildlife in our auditorium. Free. Registration is not required.

The Photographic Society of Parker River National Wildlife Refuge

Saturday, Feb. 8, at 1:30 p.m. in the visitor center auditorium

Wildlife photographer Shawn Carey of Migration Productions will be the featured speaker, and will discuss, “Photographing Birds and other Wildlife in Massachusetts: Where, When and How.”

The Photographic Society welcomes anyone who has an interest in nature, wildlife, and/or photography – whether a total novice or a professional. The club meets every month, generally on the second Saturday afternoon. Club activities include special presentations, slide shows (of members’ work), intra-club mentoring and training, photo shoots, on-line photo sharing, and involvement in the refuge’s various photography-related programs, events, and outreach activities. Registration is not required to attend this program. Call 978-465-5753 for more information.

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