Talks

 

Cavity Nesters and You


Date: 
Thursday, January 3, 2019

Time: 6:30-7:30 pm (doors open at 6, cash bar) 

Speaker: Mark Faherty, Mass Audubon

Location: Orleans Yacht Club, 39 Cove Rd, Orleans, MA 02653


Courtesy of Judith Davis

 

Details: Mark Faherty is the Science Coordinator at Mass Audubon’s Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary. Mark will discuss how you can help cavity-nesting birds—which include woodpeckers, nuthatches, tree swallows, American kestrels, and owls—and attract them to your yard. What’s the mysterious connection between beavers, great blue herons, and cavity-nesting birds? How are bluebirds doing, anyway? Mark will answer these questions and more in his talk. Learn about the natural history of these birds and where on the Cape you can volunteer to monitor nest boxes.

PREREGISTRATION HERE

Directions: From the intersection of Rt. 28 and Main Street in Orleans, head north on Rt. 28 for 0.2 miles, and take a right on Cove Road. The Orleans Yacht Club is at the end of the road on your right.

Birds of Paradox: The Life of Terns

Date: Thursday, February 7, 2019

Time: 6:30-7:30 pm (doors open at 6, cash bar) 

Speaker: Peter Trull, Author, Teacher, and Wildlife Specialist

Location: Orleans Yacht Club, 39 Cove Rd, Orleans, MA 02653

Details: Our most graceful seabirds, terns are plunge divers, hovering above the ocean before plunging beak first into the water to snatch silversides, sand eels, even squid and shrimp. Peter Trull has watched, recorded, photographed terns for more than a decade, and his new book is a fascinating exploration of their ways. His talk will include glimpses into the intimate lives of terns, brought to life by his rare and remarkable photographs.

PREREGISTRATION HERE

Directions: From the intersection of Rt. 28 and Main Street in Orleans, head north on Rt. 28 for 0.2 miles, and take a right on Cove Road. The Orleans Yacht Club is at the end of the road on your right.