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March 8, 2014

Programs at Parker River National Wildlife Refuge

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In “Snowy Owls and More – the Epic Adventures of a Massachusetts Bird Photographer,” Christoph will present a narrated slideshow of his favorite bird photographs, all taken right here in Massachusetts, where he lives. His program is both entertaining and informative as he shares stories of his photographic adventures and the techniques he uses to capture his subjects. He’ll also share the locations of some of his favorite places where he goes to take photos of birds in their natural habitat.

The Photographic Society welcomes anyone who has an interest in nature, wildlife, and/or photography – whether you are a total novice or earn a living by taking pictures. 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 about the Photographic Society.

Making Tracks: Learning to Read Wildlife Clues

Saturday, March 22; 10 to 11:30 a.m.

If you have ever seen tracks in the snow, sand, or soil and were curious about what made them, then this is the program for you. Refuge staff will lead attendees through the basics of identifying common animals through the clues that they leave behind. A brief introduction to animal tracks and sign in the visitor contact station will be followed by time spent outdoors on the Refuge to look for tracks and attempt to determine their owner’s identity. This is a program for beginners, so parents are encouraged to bring their children 10 and older. Dress appropriately for cold and damp weather.

Meet the ranger at the visitor contact station (located on the Refuge at Lot 1) 10 minutes prior to the program start time. Registration is required as the program is limited to 10 participants.

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