The Raptor Trust Upcoming Nov Events

“OWLS IN THE HOUSE!” : Family Program and Workshop
Saturday, November 11, 2:00 p.m.
Learn about NJ’s owls, meet a live owl and build an owl house for your own backyard.
A great holiday gift for family, friends and for the owls!
Appropriate for ages 7 to adult. $10 per person ($40 owl box kit optional)
Registration is required. You may register on their website at www.theraptortrust.org.
The Leonard Soucy Memorial Lecture Series presents:
SCOTT WEIDENSAUL: “CAUGHT IN THE SNOWSTORM”
Thursday, November 16, 6:00 p.m. reception and 7:00 p.m. lecture
A presentation by pulitzer prize nominated author, conservationist and ornthologist Scott Weidensaul.
About the Lecture:
The winter of 2013-14 saw the largest invasion of snowy owls into the eastern United States in perhaps a century – and marked an unprecedented opportunity to learn more about these mysterious Arctic hunters. Author and researcher Scott Weidensaul will share the story of Project SNOWstorm: how a huge, collaborative research effort focused on snowy owls came together in a few frantic weeks, funded with the help of people from around the world, and which continues to make discoveries and unexpected insights into the life and ecology of this great white raptor.
About the Speaker:
Scott Weidensaul is the author of more than two dozen books on natural history, including the Pulitzer Prize finalist “Living on the Wind” about bird migration, “Return to Wild America,” and “The First Frontier: The Forgotten History of Struggle, Savagery and Endurance in Early America,” and his newest book, “The Peterson Reference Guide to Owls of North America and the Caribbean.” Weidensaul is a contributing editor for Audubon, a columnist for Bird Watcher’s Digest and writes for a variety of other publications. He lives in the mountains of eastern Pennsylvania, where he studies the migration of owls and hummingbirds. He is a director of Project Owlnet, which coordinates owl migration research across North America, and a founder of Project SNOWstorm, one of the largest snowy owl research projects in the world.
This event will be held at the Somerset County Environmental Education Center, located at 190 Lord Stirling Road, Basking Ridge, NJ. Registration Required – Seating is limited to 150 persons and limited VIP reception tickets are first come, first served. Please visit www.TheRaptorTrust.org to register.
About The Raptor Trust:
Located in Millington, NJ, the Raptor Trust is a non-profit wild bird rehabilitation center. Their mission is to provide care to injured, sick, and orphaned wild birds and to educate the public about these birds. The Raptor Trust is open to the public 7 days a week to visitors who can come see and learn about some of the facility’s avian residents such as hawks, eagles, falcons, and owls. They also offer outreach educational programs for children and adults by appointment. Visit their website at www.theraptortrust.org to find out more about their organizations, visiting and program schedules, or to donate.

(above) Scott Weidensaul will present “Caught In The Snowstorm” on Thursday, November 16th at 6 p.m.

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