Rick Roth writes ~
Your 2015 Special Edition, 25th Anniversary Issue of the CAVPT Newsletter is speeding toward your domiciles as I type this. Thanks to Colleen Anderson, Nick Taormina, Tracy Bowen and the Fabulous Bevins Family. If you want to recieve a copy of your very own, make sure we have your snail mail address, which you can inform us of by responding to this email.
We’ve been doing some more swamping with Nick Taormina and MERHS Green Team Scholar Ben Alger. More vernal pool surveys. Starting next week we’ll be setting some turtle traps on Essex County Greenbelt property, hoping to find Massachusetts Threatened Blanding’s turtles. If we have a population on Cape Ann, we certainly want to know about it, so we can make sure the habitat remains Blanding’s-friendly.
Thursday May 14, 2015 4-5pm
Meet a live kestrel at the Get Outside Center at Brown’s Mall on Main St. in Gloucester.
And, the same day, 5-7:30pm Spring Fling- Kestrel Educational Adventures Fundraiser
at Latitue 43 on Rogers Street in Gloucester. Complimentary appetizers, cash bar, raffle and live music.
Tickets available for $15 at https:kestreleducation.squarespace.com/fling/
On Friday, May 15, 2015
Visiting Scientist Day at O’Maley School
Sam Bevins and I will be among several scientists to visit the school.
Wednesday May 20, 2015 8-11am
Saltonstall School (in Salem MA) Sustainability Fair
I’ll be there with native New England snakes. Anybody want to volunteer for this one?
And… don’t forget:
Big Giant Benefit Yard Sale for the Cape Ann Vernal Pond Team and Kestrel Educational Adventures
Saturday May 23 (Rain date May 30)
Behind St. Peter’s Parking Lot, Commercial Street, Gloucester
This is how it works- You gety to clean up your house, basement, kid’s room, neighbors’ yard, etc… and bring the stuff to us on the morning of the sale between 7:00 and 9:00 am. Have something too big to bring us? Give a call and we may be able to pick it up. Please, no TVs, computers, mattresses or junk. Rick 978 281 3480.
We will need lots of volunteers to help set up, sell stuff, break down and clean up.