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Birds of Prey: Tom Ricardi & Heidi Stemple

Saturdays in July | 11 AM | Outdoor Events Series

Live and In Person at Odyssey Bookshop!


Join us on Saturday July 31st at 11 AM for an outdoor event with Tom Ricardi, his birds of prey, and Heidi Stemple author of the children’s picture book Counting Birds live and in person at the Odyssey Bookshop!

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About the Event

Don't miss this unique live raptor event presented by Tom Ricardi who helped restore the
American bald eagle to the Northeast. See live birds of prey up close!

About Tom and Heidi

Tom Ricardi is a licensed rehabilitator and wildlife biologist. He runs Massachusetts Birds of Prey Rehabilitation Center in Conway, MA, and is now retired after 40 years of service as a Massachusetts Environmental Conservation police officer. Our popular Family Friday series is for students and stewards of all ages!

Heidi E.Y. Stemple is a second-generation writer. She spends as much time teaching and talking with kids as she does writing. She has published 28 books, mostly for children, and many of them co-written with her mother, Jane Yolen. Her newest solo book, Counting Birds (Quarto), made the NSTA Outstanding Science and the Best STEM lists, won the John Burroughs Riverby Award, and was named a Green Earth Book Award honoree. Heidi lives in Hatfield, Massachussetts, next door to her mother, Jane.

At a Glance: Who, What, Where, and When?

Who: Tom Ricardi
What: Odyssey Bookshop’s Outdoor Summer events series
Where: Odyssey Bookshop, live and in person on the patio!
When: Saturday, July 31 at 11 AM

What to Bring

This event will take outside, upstairs on the patio in front of our main entrance. Bring your own chairs, or picnic blankets and we’ll bring the entertainment and the books! We hope to see you there!

Event date: 
Saturday, July 31, 2021 - 11:00am
Event address: 
9 College st.
South Hadley, MA 01075
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Counting Birds: The Idea That Helped Save Our Feathered Friends Cover Image
By Heidi E.Y. Stemple, Clover Robin (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781633226043
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Seagrass Press - October 2nd, 2018

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