Friday, June 1, 2012

Brown bag on the State of the Birds of Massachusetts

Join us for a Brown Bag Lunch
On Thursday, June 7th, 2012
State Library of Massachusetts
Room 442, State House
12 until 1:30 PM

Bring your lunch and join us to hear Joan Walsh, Director of Bird Monitoring for the Mass Audubon, speak about the Massachusetts’ bird populations and the extraordinary changes we have seen over the last 35 years in the bird life of the Commonwealth. She will give an overview of the new publication, The State of the Birds of Massachusetts, and discuss the conservation successes and challenges we face in the state. Her talk will coincide with the opening of a new exhibit in the State Library to be entitled Amazing Birds: The Wild Side of Massachusetts. The exhibit will highlight the following: Eastern Wood-Pewee, Black Capped Chickadee, Canadian Warbler, Wild Turkey and Cardinal. The exhibit will also focus on famous Massachusetts ornithologists.

To register for the Brown Bag, please go to

 You may also register by calling the Reference Department of the State Library at 617-727-2590 or by e-mailing to

Future Brown Bags will include: 
  • Tuesday, July 10th- Pamela Wilmot, Executive Director, Massachusetts Common Cause

  • Thursday, August 23rd, Connie Reik, Tisch Library, Tufts University, The Civil War Veteran in Federal and Massachusetts State Documents and Publications

  • Thursday, September 20th, Elaine Grublin, The Massachusetts Historical Society, Civil War Papers of the Society with emphasis on the Battle of Antietam and the battle’s 150th anniversary

  • Tuesday, October 16th, Alexandra S. Baker, The United States Census Bureau, The 2010 Census

  • Thursday, November 15th, Dr. Marcia Hohn, The Immigrant Learning Center, Massachusetts Immigrant Entrepreneurs