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03 - Mar
(Nearby Event: Other)
Where:Annapolis Maritime Museum, 723 Second Street,, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, United States, 21403
Explore osprey biology on the Patuxent River, diet behavior and threats to population. Discuss the provision of nesting platforms and re-introduction efforts of the osprey and the efforts to increase ospreys numbers and public awareness with educational banding program.\ \ Presenter: Greg Kearns | Senior Park Naturalist, Maryland-National Capital Park & Planning Commission\ Greg Kearns is a Senior Park Naturalist for the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (MNCPPC) at the Patuxent River Park in Prince George’s County, Md. He has worked for MNCPPC on the Patuxent River for over 35 years and is an expert on wetland ecology of the Chesapeake Bay, an expert birder, and a renowned authority on Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) and the Sora rail (Porzana carolina).​ During Greg’s career at Patuxent River Park he has spearheaded an osprey nest platform and banding program that spans a good portion of the tidal Patuxent River and 38 years. Greg not only does the technical monitoring work but makes it accessible to the public through very unique educational opportunities.\
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