Birds of Prey, Fireflies & Urban Foraging at the Watertown Library

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Charlie Breitrose

A view of what the current Watertown Free Public Library.

The Watertown Free Public Library.

Meet real birds of prey, find out about fireflies and take a walk with an urban forager during events hosted by the Watertown Free Public Library in May.

The following information came from the Watertown Library:

Wingmasters: New England Birds of Prey

Saturday, 5/18 | 10:15 a.m. | WATERTOWN SAVINGS BANK ROOM

Meet real birds of prey! We are thrilled to welcome WINGMASTERS back for a program about New England’s raptor species. These stunning creatures sit at the top of the food chain, but their status is being threatened by changes further down the line. Raptor rehabilitators Julie Anne Collier and Jim Parks and their stunning birds of prey help us understand the plight of these predators in today’s world.

Silent Sparks: The Wondrous World of Fireflies

Wednesday, 5/22 | 7 p.m.WATERTOWN SAVINGS BANK ROOM

WFPL invites you to experience the Wondrous World of Fireflies, with Tufts Professor of Biology Sara Lewis. She’ll explore the history, mythology, and lore of fireflies in many cultures, the science of their fluorescence, their place in the chain of life, and the outlook for their survival. Can you even imagine summer nights without these fascinating and beautiful creatures?

Urban Foraging


On Saturday, May 25, join Harvard Medical School researcher Dr. David Craft for an Urban Foraging walk around Watertown. He’ll teach us how to identify, harvest, and prepare wild plants that grow all around us! Please note that registration is required for this event. Click here to register.

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