Live Owl Program and Annual Meeting
March 12, 2023
Snowdate: March 19, 2023
Acton Town Hall, Room 204 or virtual via Zoom
1 PM Business Meeting
1:20 PM Presentation of Carol Holley Conservation Award to Tom Tidman, retired Natural Resources Director
1:30-2:45 pm Guest Speakers: Marcia and Mark Wilson
Live Owl Program: EYES ON OWLS introduces you to the owls of New England and beyond. Mark and Marcia Wilson share the field marks, signs and naturalist’s skills that you can use to find wild owls without disturbing them. You will meet live owls up close. Everyone participates in a hooting lesson and learns tips on how to attract and protect owls near you. This program is fantastic for families with children aged 5 and older.
Tom Tidman’s contributions to conservation in Acton are well known (think Arboretum and NARA Park). Less known are his key contributions to the rebirth of both land preservation in Acton and Acton Conservation Trust. In 1998 he guided Karen O’Neill and Susan Mitchell-Hardt on our second Town land protection project (Morrison Farm) which led to the re-launch of ACT. He helped create our first brochure and sketched what is now our logo. He went on to guide us toward our first land purchase, the 16 acre Whitcomb land in Heath Hen Meadow. He also supported us as we took on our first CR (the Donald Land) and since then has been a part of most of the other 7 CRs we now hold and two more that are in process.
Two young Northern Saw-whet Owls peer out of a nest box. A Barred Owl rests under a maple leaf during a spring rain.
Photos © Mark Wilson / Eyes On Owls