Rosemary Davis was a Lancaster resident with a passionate concern for nature and the environment. The Thayer Memorial Library is grateful to the Greater Worcester Community Foundation, Rosemary Davis Memorial Fund, for generously supporting this series.

Monday, October 2 @ 6:00 p.m.

Raptors: Majestic Hunters of the Bird World. Presented by: Peter Christoph

A stunning slide show of Peter’s favorite raptors—from the Bald Eagle to the American Kestrel.
Recommended for Teens and Adults

Tuesday, October 17 @ 6:00 p.m.

North American Birds of Prey. Presented by: Julie Collier & Jim Parks of Wingmasters.

LIVE birds of prey visit the library. Learn about their fascinating behavior.
Recommended for ages 5—Adult.

Tuesday, November 14 @ 6:00 p.m.

Wildlife From Glacier, Rocky Mountains, Yellowstone, and Grand Teton National Parks. Presented by: John Rockwood

Photos and videos of park wildlife will get you up close with the animals in these National Parks.
Recommended for Teens and Adults.

Tuesday, March 20 @ 6:00 p.m.

Birds of the Florida Everglades. Presented by: Peter Christoph

View photos of threatened species from the Everglades, including the crested caracara, Florida scrub jay, and burrowing owl.
Recommended for Teens and Adults.

Thursday, April 19 @ 10:30 a.m.

Caring for the Earth STORY HOUR. Presented by: Debbie Banna

A hands-on program teaching about recycling, seed planting, energy conservation, nature, and power.
Recommended for Children 3—6 years old. Registration Required.

Monday, April 23 @ 6:00 p.m.

Thru Hiking the Appalachian Trail. Presented by: Sam Ducharme

Sam traveled 2,180 miles in this 14 state backpacking trip from Springer Mountain, Georgia to Mt. Katahdin, Maine. Learn about his 6-month journey.
Recommended for Teens and Adults

Monday, May 7 @ 6:00 p.m.

Reptiles Rock. Presented by: Rainforest Reptile Shows

Live snakes, alligators, frogs, bugs, lizards … some you can touch, but handle with care! All are from the rainforest.
Recommended for Children  and Adults.

Tuesday, May 22 @ 6:00 p.m.

Global Warming: A Problem for Penguins. Presented by: Dyan deNapoli,
The Penguin Lady

Global warming is affecting all 17 penguin species. Come learn more. Recommended for Teens and Adults

Monday, June 4 @ 6:00 p.m.

Playing With Pollinators. Presented by: Claire Hopkins of
Brilliant Botany

Learn about bees, lemurs, and other pollinators who are essential to our planet. No live animals will be at this program.
Recommended for ages 6—Adult.

 Here are the Attraction Passes that we have for this series:
  •  Animal Adventures: 336 Sugar Road, Bolton, MA
  • The Butterfly Place: 120 Tyngsboro Road, Westford, MA (978)392-0955
  • Ecotarium: 222 Harrington Way, Worcester, MA (508)929-2700
  • Southwick’s Zoo:

Visit the Passes page for details on the passes.

Who was Rosemary Davis?

Rosemary Davis was a Lancaster Resident with a love of animals and nature. Neighbors recall she often carried biscuits in her pockets to feed pets or strays as she walked her neighborhood. She contributed regularly to nature and wildlife protections causes.

Rosemary was born in Pasadena, California and attended Texas A & M, Southern Methodist University, and the University of Southern California. Upon her death in 1998 at the age of 66, the Rosemary Davis Memorial Fund was established at the Greater Worcester Community Foundation with an initial sum of one million dollars to benefit organizations and purposes related to wildlife and environmental issues.