The World of Owls

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The SPL is excited to welcome Wingmasters to the Central Library with their presentation on The World of Owls! 

About the presentation: Owls are probably more misunderstood than any other kind of bird. These are hunting birds, yet their sharp beaks and talons are partly hidden under feathers. Owls have more and softer feathers than other birds, and this unique plumage gives them a plump, rounded look. Add an upright posture and huge eyes set in front like ours, and you have what looks irresistibly like a small, bemused person wearing a fur coat. In reality, owls are superbly adapted nocturnal hunters. This program shows how owls use their specialized powers of sight, hearing and flight to survive and thrive. A wealth of fact and folklore about these masters of the night explains the natural and unnatural history of owls. A variety of live North American owls provides the focus of this presentation. For the birds' well-being and for the safety of the audience, the raptors are handled only by Wingmasters, and are under their control at all times. They are never flown for demonstration.

This program is intended for ages 5 and up. 

Questions? Contact Keri at 

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Somerville Public Library. Thanks, Friends!

Start Time: 
2:00 PM
End Time: 
3:00 PM

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