Tom Ricardi is a licensed rehabilitator and wildlife biologist who is retired after 40 years of service as a Massachusetts Environmental Fish and Wildlife game warden and now runs the Massachusetts Birds of Prey Rehabilitation Center in Conway, MA, caring for injured birds. He travels throughout New England and New York providing information aimed at helping people appreciate, respect, and assist in the conservation of these important raptors.
On Friday, January 27th, 2017, the children of NES saw an amazing presentation featuring some of his magnificent birds. The children learned about and got to see up close, a Screech Owl, a Great Horned Owl, a Barred Owl, a Red-Tailed Hawk, a Harris Hawk, a Peregrine Falcon and a Golden Eagle. Each of these birds were injured in some way and rescued by Tom. They are unable to be released back into the wild and now help Tom share their natural history, demonstrate some of their unique behaviors and inspire children to appreciate, respect and conserve these important members of our wild kingdom.
This program was supported in part by a grant from the Northfield Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.