Speaker: Marcia Watson, PhD
The Maryland Ornithological Society owns ten sanctuaries, totaling over 2,200 acres, spanning the state from Garrett County in the west to Somerset County on the lower Eastern Shore. All of the sanctuaries are open to the public every day of the year, at no charge. They represent a microcosm of the habitats for birds and other wildlife in Maryland. Drawing on the files of the MOS Sanctuary Committee, historic published accounts, and photos and materials provided by MOS members from across the state, Marcia will describe the MOS Sanctuaries, providing habitat profiles and showing maps and photos of all the sanctuaries, and she will cover some of the challenges that MOS faces in managing the properties. Marcia will conclude with suggestions on how interested individuals can become involved with the sanctuaries.
Marcia Watson is a long-time active member of the Maryland Ornithological Society who is working to foster awareness of the sanctuaries among MOS members and the public. For over 20 years before her retirement Marcia specialized in research dealing with the environmental signals that animals use to coordinate their life cycles with seasonal changes.
Doors open at 7:00.
Location: Kensington Library, 4201 Knowles Ave, Kensington, MD.
The program is free and open to the public. Registration is not required.
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