Save the Date! – Newton Conservators’ First-Ever Outdoor Annual Dinner Meeting, Wednesday May 24, 2023

Norman Smith preparing to release a snowy owl while children inspect the owl.

We are holding our Annual Meeting at the Mount Ida Campus of UMass Amherst. We will meet under a tent for a buffet dinner, a short business meeting with elections and awards, and a keynote speaker. Access starts at 5 PM.

Our speaker this year is Norman Smith, Raptor Specialist from Mass Audubon. Mr. Smith will present his work (which started in 1981) observing, capturing, banding, and relocating Snowy Owls at Logan International Airport and how this project developed in an unusual way to include research on Saw-whet Owls.  His slides, sense of humor, and depth of knowledge are remarkable.