Wildlife on Tap 2018

Wildlife on Tap 2018

Mass Audubon Long Pasture Sanctuary is proud to present its “Wildlife on Tap 2018” lecture series, sponsored by Cape Cod Beer. The monthly lectures will be held on the fourth Wednesday of the month from 6 to 8 p.m., at Cape Cod Beer, 1336 Phinney’s Lane, Hyannis.

$10 per person/per event in advance ($13 at the door). Award-winning beer, plus wine, soda & more!

CLICK HERE to get your tickets now!

Wednesday, January 24
Bald Eagle in MA: History, Recovery Efforts & Ongoing Monitoring
Jason Zimmer, Southeast Wildlife District Supervisor of the Mass Division of Fisheries & Wildlife

Will we soon see bald eagles nesting on Cape Cod? Jason Zimmer will discuss the life history, ecology & recovery story of the American bald eagle, including specific information on recovery efforts & ongoing monitoring in Massachusetts. The population of the Bald Eagle is beginning to grow on the South Shore, decades after population recovery efforts in Massachusetts began to take effect. Discover why Massachusetts became a part of preserving the eagle population after man-made chemicals nearly forced them into extinction.

Wednesday, February 28
On the Path to Extinction: Cape Cod’s Right Whales
Charles “Stormy” Mayo, Ph.D. Senior Scientist, Director, Right Whale Ecology Program, Center for Coastal Studies

Worried about the Right Whales? Dr. Charles “Story” Mayo will discuss the status of the Right Whale species and its recent decline, the seasonal arrival of the right whales, and the critical role that Massachusetts waters play in the species uncertain future. This talk will be extensively illustrated with slides & video taken during research cruises & flights in Cape Cod Bay.

Wednesday, March 28
State of Massachusetts Birds in 2017
Joan Walsh, Mass Audubon’s Betrand Chair of Natural History & Field Ornithology

Have you noticed changes in your backyard? Or at your favorite birding spot? The birdlife of Massachusetts has changed over the last 20 years and will continue to change in the future. Some species are thriving and others are in trouble. Climate change is affecting different birds in different ways. Mass Audubon’s new report, State of the Birds 2017: Massachusetts Birds and Our Changing Climate, focuses on how climate change is affecting many of our common births & attempts to catch a glimpse of a possible future for them in 2050. In this talk Joan Walsh will discuss our local species, their current status, the factors that are affecting changes in their populations, and how we can help them and ourselves. Come with questions about your favorite birds for the Q&A session after.

Wednesday, April 25
Sea Turtles Around the Cape and Islands
Bob Prescott, Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, Mass Audubon

For over 30 years, Mass Audubon has been researching and rescuing sea turtles off of the beaches of Cape Cod. Most people don’t realize Massachusetts’ waters are the home of four species of sea turtles: leatherback, green, loggerhear and Kemp’s Ridley sea turtles. Our local waters seem to be very important developmental habitat for juvenile hard-shelled sea turtles, ridleys, greens and loggerheads, and are an important feeding area for the jellyfish eating leatherbacks. Bob Prescott will discuss in detail the interaction that the Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary has with these amazing sea creatures, including tracking live sighting data is fisherman and recreational boaters, assisting with entanglements, and will share recent cold stunning/stranding data and the positive data coming from their work.

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