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Webinar: Talking Turkey

October 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

This program will begin at 7 pm and last approximately an hour. Please register in advance for this webinar through The Newton Free Library’s Events page. You will receive an email confirmation after you have registered. If after registering,  you cannot attend, please cancel your registration so someone else may use the slot.

To register with The Newton Free Library, click here

Talking Turkey

The native turkeys we currently see in such abundance were extirpated from Massachusetts not so long ago. Their revival in our state is a true success story, unless you’ve tangled with an aggressive one. Join Barbara Bates, long-time teacher/naturalist and member of the Board of Newton Conservators, to explore the habits and history of this interesting bird, including “pecking order” and how it survives so well in our cities.

Our presenter is Barbara Bates. For the past 16 years, Barbara has been a teacher naturalist for Mass Audubon’s Habitat Education Center & Wildlife Sanctuary in Belmont, MA. Before the pandemic, she led guided nature walks for all ages on a variety of subjects and presented programs at several Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Senior Centers. She currently serves on the Board of Newton Conservators. Barbara has retired several times – first from a long career in the high-tech world and more recently from teaching negotiation and conflict resolution as an adjunct faculty at Northeastern University. She loves all things nature.