Today we attended the 13th Annual Audubon Nature Festival at Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary in Topsfield, MA. It was a great family event with a great number of activities for young children. Not that my young child took much interest in a lot of the activities, but that’s okay. Sometimes it’s just as fun to run up and down the path.
The highlight of the festival were the presentation by Eyes on Owls. The wife-husband team of Marcia and Mark Wilson brought their menagerie of live owls for display and discussion. It was a very interactive program and many audience members came up to practice their owl calls.
The video below shows the Wilsons at work in a program very similar to what we saw today. My owl photos follow: