Live Owl Event!

Web_screech_owl_headshot_Mark_WilsonOn March 7th, the Harwich Conservation Trust hosted “Eyes on Owls” led by naturalist educators Marcia and Mark Wilson who tour the Northeast, offering audiences up-close looks at these secretive raptors. Mark, a professional photographer with The Boston Globe, led an introductory slide show. The duo then walked around with the owls tethered to their gloved hands to highlight the raptors’ habits and biology. Volunteers from the audience even got a chance to hoot alongside the owls. The Wilsons brought owls that are found locally including great-horned owl with golden irises, fiery red screech owl and the soda can-sized saw-whet owl. They also showcased owls from around the globe, including the Eurasian eagle owl and the South American spectacled owl. The barred owl with its dark charcoal-colored eyes and the striking snowy owl also made an appearance.