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Coastal Water Birds

Saturday, August 13 at 11:00 am

Come and learn about some of Cape Cod’s fine feathered friends! The Massachusetts Audubon Society talks to our audience about coastal water birds. Each year the staff of the Society’s Coastal Water Bird Program covers the coasts of Cape Cod in search of terns, endangered Piping Plovers, Oystercatchers, and their relatives. They record every detail from the birds’ arrival to courtship, nesting, and fledging chicks. Their work includes helping protect these delicate populations from human disturbance and wild predators. A great presentation for summer beachgoers, discover how beachgoers and birds can coexist and how these diminutive creatures, with their camouflaged nests, survive the windswept conditions of Cape Cod’s exposed beaches.

Learn to Write a Cookbook

Friday, August 5 at 11:00 am

Local authors Elaine and Karin Tammi take our audience through the process, using their new cookbook Scallops: A New England Coastal Cookbook as an example. During the creation of their book, they received encouragement from Julia Child, who wrote, “You have done a wonderful bit of research and it should be known. It’s just a matter of getting it to the right people.” The authors obtained recipes from celebrity chefs and scallop fishermen, and they interviewed scientists. They will review concept, text, and selection of images. Large photographs from their cookbook will be shown. Afterwards, feel free to ask questions. Their cookbook will be available for sale and signing.

The Turtle Whisperer

Friday, July 29 at 11:00 a.m.

Long Pasture Director and Herpetologist Ian Ives introduces the turtles of Cape Cod. Come see living examples of species such as the rare Diamondback Terrapin, the domed Box Turtle, and the prehistoric looking Snapping Turtle. Also discover the diverse and threatened turtles of Asia, where virtually all species are heavily harvested for food and traditional medicinal trades, and learn about the conservation actions being taken to save the world's turtles - giving us hope for our slow moving friends!