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April 27, 2013

Programs at the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge


Join Nancy Landry, refuge volunteer and avid birder, for an evening of listening for the song of the Whip-poor-will and other nighttime birds. Participants will meet at the deck of the visitor contact station at the refuge’s Parking Lot 1. Dress appropriately for weather conditions. Reregistration is required.

Photographic Society of Parker River National Wildlife Refuge

Saturday, May 11 at 1:30 p.m.

A new nature and wildlife photography club has formed at Parker River National Wildlife Refuge. This club is intended for anyone — from beginners to professionals — who have an interest in nature and photography. The club meets once each month, generally on the second Saturday afternoon. Club activities include slide shows of members’ work, intra-club mentoring and training, photo shoots, on-line photo sharing, and involvement in the refuge’s photography-related programming and outreach work.

The meeting will start promptly at 1:30 p.m. in the refuge visitor center auditorium.

Registration is not required. Call 978-465-5753 for more information.

Flights of Fancy: Purple Martins 101

Sunday, May 12, 11 a.m. to noon

Learn about this interesting and important bird species that relies entirely on humans for its “housing.”

This talk will focus on their natural history, declining populations, and the ways to help with purple martin conservation. Meet on the deck of the visitor contact station at Parking Lot 1. Registration is not required.

Nature Kids: Fabulous Frogs!

Tuesday, May 21, 11:00 am to Noon

This session will focus on frogs, a sure sign of spring. The life cycle of one of the most common amphibians will be explored through models, stories, games, and movement activities. Class size limited to 10 children (4 to 6 years old). A parent or guardian must be present throughout the entire program. Meet in the refuge visitor center classroom. Registration is required.

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