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Cape Ann Vernal Pond Team Update

Rick Roth writes ~

Saturday July 12, 2014 9am-1pm
Summerfaire
Hosted by the Unitarian Universalist Society of Rockport at the Church, 4 Cleaves Street.
All kinds of critters and other stuff. We’ll be there with a bunch of snakes.

Thursday July 17, 2014 3-6pm (I think)
Cape Ann Farmer’s Market, Stage Fort Park, Gloucester
We’ll be there with a bunch of snakes and the good people from Art Haven will lead the Kid’s Activity- painting wooden snakes.

And then…
Saturday July 26, 2014 Time TBA
Snakes of New England and the World- 1 hour live animal presentation.
Sawyer Free Library, 2 Dale Ave., Gloucester MA

Okay, I guess you can start volunteering for these shows now.

Meanwhile… this really cool vernal pond thing is about to take place, likely in the next week or two. The emergence of newly metamorphosed wood frogs. They look just like the adults except tiny. Like 1/2 inch. We’ll be doing a daytime field trip to see these guys soon. Nick Taormina is scouting the pond to see just when they start hopping. Keep watching you CAVPT emails for final details on this exciting outing. And don’t forget to volunteer. We have nobody yet for Saturday at the UU Church in Rockport.

Thanks, Rick

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Cape Ann Vernal Pond Team Update

Rick Roth writes ~

Nick Taormina and I set 6 turtle traps today in some vernal pool habitat near where Blanding’s Turtles have been known to exist. In Gloucester on Essex County Greenbelt property. With permission from ECGB and MA Division of Fisheries and Wildlife. The idea is to see if we can find any Blanding’s. They are a Species of Special Concern in Massachusetts, and their presence could determine a Rare Specis Habitat.

WE NEED LOTS OF VOLUNTEERS FOR THE YARD SALE
As of now, we are going ahead with the sale this Saturday. By Friday evening we will make a decision. Yes or no. Rain date is the following Saturday.
Start gathering your donations for the Big Giant Cape Ann Vernal Pond Team/Kestrel Educational Adventures Yard Sale.
Saturday May 24, 2014, 9am-1pm. Rain date, Saturday, May 31.
St. Peter’s Square, Gloucester
Bring your donations to St. Peter’s Square at 7am on the morning of the sale. No TVs or computers please. We will need some volunteers to work at the sale too. And, we will have some stuff at our Magnolia office which will need to be moved from the office to the sale early in the morning on Saturday. How early? Depends on how many volunteers and trucks we get.
Please get in touch if you can help out.

Thanks, Rick

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Cape Ann Vernal Pond Team Update

Logos.AIThis is going to be a busy month.
We have a bunch of new furniture for our new office, so…
We will need to assemble it. Shelving units, file cabinets, desks.
Are you halfway handy? Well then:
Thursday May 15, 2014 Start time 4:30pm
Put It Together Party
186 Main Street, Gloucester
I have been told there will be music and snacks.

The big office move is scheduled for this next weekend:
We (CAVPT and Kestrel) are moving our office from 15 Lexington Ave. in Magnolia to 186 Main St. Gloucester in Brown’s Mall right across from the police station. The plan is to do this on Saturday, May 17th. We will need help with this. If you have a truck or a van, we could use that too.

Start gathering your donations for the Big Giant Cape Ann Vernal Pond Team/Kestrel Educational Adventures Yard Sale.
Saturday May 24, 2014, 9am-1pm. St. Peter’s Square, Gloucester
Bring your donations to St. Peter’s Square at 7am on the morning of the sale. No TVs or computers please. We will need some volunteers to work at the sale too. And, we will have some stuff at our Magnolia office which will need to be moved from the office to the sale early in the morning on Saturday. How early? Depends on how many volunteers and trucks we get.

Next show:
Sunday May 18, 2014 2-3pm
Snakes of New England and the World- one hour live animal presentation.
The barn at Castle Hill on the Crane Estate, Ipswich MA
Guess what?… We’ll need volunteers.

And… here’s something:
As a result of the recent article in the Boston Globe Sunday Magazine, ‘Two Rick Roths Walk Into A Bar…’, Rick Roth and I have been invited to be on WGBH, Boston Public Radio on Friday May 16th from 1:35-2pm. Tune in and hear me make a fool out of myself in a new medium.

We need lots of volunteers in the next couple of weeks, so please get in touch and let me know if you can help out.
Thanks, Rick

we only have one earth, save it

Cape Ann Vernal Pond Team Update

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Looks like we have wrapped up the field work for this year”s batch of vernal pond certifications. I think we will end up with 20, or so, applications. This year’s swampers were Nick Taomina, Matt Burne and me, with assistance from Matt Natti, Sheila Wilson, Herb Stillman, Dan Wells and Nick Holland.

The big office move is scheduled for this month:
We (CAVPT and Kestrel) are moving our office from 15 Lexington Ave. in Magnolia to Main St. Gloucester in Brown’s Mall right across from the police station. The plan is to do this on Saturday, May 17th. We will need help with this. If you have a truck or a van, we could use that too.

Start gathering your donations for the Big Giant Cape Ann Vernal Pond Team/Kestrel Educational Adventures Yard Sale.
Saturday May 24, 2014, 9am-1pm. St. Peter’s Square, Gloucester
Bring your donations to St. Peter’s Square at 7am on the morning of the sale. No TVs or computers please. We will need some volunteers to work at the sale too.

Next show:
Sunday May 18, 2014 2-3pm
Snakes of New England and the World- one hour live animal presentation.
The barn at Castle Hill on the Crane Estate, Ipswich MA
Guess what?… We’ll need volunteers.

And… here’s something:
As a result of the recent article in the Boston Globe Sunday Magazine, ‘Two Rick Roths Walk Into A Bar…’, Rick Roth and I have been invited to be on WGBH, Boston Public Radio on Friday May 16th from 1:35-2pm. Tune in and hear me make a fool out of myself in a new medium.

Later, Rick

we only have one earth, save it