BNC's Annual Meeting

November 14, 2018
Group of BNC campers smiling at the camera

6:30-8:00 pm

On Wednesday, November 14, we invite you to join friends, supporters, Sanctuary Committee Chair Jocelyn Heywood, and Anne and Peter Brooke Sanctuary Director Julie Brandlen for a special evening of environmental education.

Please consider bringing a friend or colleague who would like to learn about the BNC! Dinner will be provided.

Kindly RSVP by Monday, November 12.

Please send your RSVP to Zaskya Perez at 617-983-8500 x6904 or by email.

Featured Speaker

Norm Smith with Snowy Owl and his grandkids

Norman Smith
Director of Blue Hills Trailside Museum

"Snowy Owls to Saw-whet Owls" 

Since 1981, Norman Smith has spent countless days and nights, in every imaginable weather condition, observing, capturing, banding and relocating Snowy Owls at Logan International Airport. Data has been collected on roosting, hunting and behavior while on their wintering grounds. Since 2000, satellite transmitters have been attached to owls to learn more about their movements.

Find out what has been learned to date, what questions remain and how this project developed to include research on Saw-whet Owls. You'll also have the opportunity to get up-close with a few live owls!

About the Speaker

Norman Smith is a self-taught naturalist who has worked for Mass Audubon since 1974. His current position is Director of Blue Hills Trailside Museum & Norman Smith Environmental Education Center in Milton, MA.

Norman has studied birds of prey for over 35 years, including rehabilitating the injured and successfully fostering over 1,000 orphaned hawk and owl chicks into adoptive nests. His ongoing long-term projects include trapping and banding migrating hawks and owls in the Blue Hills Reservation, banding nestling hawks and owls, and doing research on snowy owls and other raptors wintering at Boston's Logan International Airport. He has also traveled to Alaska to study snowy owls in their native tundra habitat. His research work has been published in National Geographic, National Wildlife, Ranger Rick, Yankee, Massachusetts Wildlife, Bird Observer, Birding, Sanctuary, Geo, Nature, Grolier Encyclopedia, Owls of the Northern Hemisphere and Owls of the World.

His mission is to use the information gathered from his research to stimulate a passion in everyone he meets to help us better understand, appreciate and care for this world in which we live.