On January, 10, OCAS held the first of three Cabin Fever Lecture Series presentations at the Ilsley Public Library in Middlebury, VT. We were very pleased to have a large crowd on hand, but if you missed it, thanks to the production facilities of Middlebury Community Television, you can view this presentation online.

Local ornithologist Warren King recounted his years of working with seabirds in a program entitled “From Christmas to Easter: Seabirds of the Pacific Islands”. Warren worked as an ornithologist for the Smithsonian Institution, which published his book The ICBP Bird Red Data Book: The Endangered Birds of the World in 1980. He was an environmental educator for the Keewaydin Environmental Education Center in Salisbury, Vermont, for 13 years. He received the 2002 Vermont State Award of the New England Wildflower Society, the 2005 Charles H. Callison Award from National Audubon for volunteer service, and received with his wife Barry the 2005 Eco-Spirit Award from Spirit in Nature. He is also an extremely valued member of the Otter Creek Audubon Society board of directors.

Our next lecture, “The Owls of Vermont”, presented by Mike Winslow, will take place Thursday  February, 14, 7:00 PM, at the Ilsley Library. See our Calendar or Events to learn about all our upcoming activities.

– Ron Payne

Warren King

Warren King