FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2015 at 7:30 pm
Social Hour and Light Refreshments at 6:30 pm
John Glenn Middle School Auditorium
99 McMahon Road, Bedford, Massachusetts
Guest Speakers Mark Lynch and Sheila Carroll, will present
"Through the Year with the Nature of Central Massachusetts: A Celebration"
Central Massachusetts is a huge area ranging from the eastern edge of Worcester County to the Connecticut River Valley and from the New Hampshire border to the Rhode Island and Connecticut borders. The area contains the two largest fresh water bodies in the state, and large tracts of forest, marsh and river habitat. Yet Central Massachusetts is not often visited by birders from eastern and western parts of the state, unless some rarity is found. This lecture celebrates not only the birds of this rich area, but also the butterflies, odonates, vertebrates and flowers to be found in the many outstanding natural history destinations of Central Massachusetts. The presentation will feature the photography of Sheila Carroll, with images from Central Massachusetts in each season.
Members and guests are cordially invited. Admission and parking are free.
Birder’s Exchange Donations: please bring your used binoculars and other birding equipment. For more information, go to the Birder's Exchange on the web.
POSTPONED BECAUSE OF WEATHER TO THE WEEKEND OF FEBRUARY 27--MARCH 1.SAVE THE DATE! The Harlequin Ducks have returned to Halibut Point awaiting the arrival of the hearty participants in the Sixth Annual Cape Ann Winter Birding Weekend, sponsored by Mass Audubon and the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce and held at the Elks Club at Bass Rocks in Gloucester. Experienced BBC trip leaders like Jim Berry, Susan Hedman, Jim McCoy, Sue McGrath and John Nelson will be among the guides leading bus tours of Cape Ann’s birding hot spots. On Friday evening, Robert Buchsbaum will present a slide show on Winter Birds of Cape Ann, and Saturday afternoon’s schedule will include the great Eyes on Owls show by Mark and Martha Wilson and a presentation on the Ospreys of Essex County by Dave Rimmer of the Essex County Greenbelt Association. Weather permitting, Sunday morning will feature the ever popular boat trip on the Seven Seas Whalewatch boat, Privateer IV, skippered by Jay Frontierro.
The Brookline Bird Club has a long history of its experienced birder members encouraging and supporting rising young birders, and, for decades, has been scheduling trips targeted to children and families. But how do you give youngsters that experience that makes them birders for life? And once they’ve got the spark, how do you keep supporting their interest?
BBC trip leader and educator Dave Hursh has written an article on how to inspire and lead trips for young birders. Read it here.