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Cape Ann Vernal Pond Team Update

Rick Roth writes,
Nice snake show at the Hamilton Wenham Library last week.  Thanks to our volunteers: Keith Bertone, Colleen Andersona and Lorraine Der for a great job.  And thanks to Lorraine for inviting us.  Check for photies on the Cape Ann
Vernal Pond Team facebook page.Friday  July 15, 2016  12:30- 3:30pm
Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary, Perkins Row, Topsfield MA
We will do two Intro to Vernal Ponds programs for kids 7-12 years old.  Video critters and likely a brief field trip to one of their vernal ponds.  We’ll need a volunteer or two.

Last month, Evilyn, the white-lipped python, and Skeletor’s girlfriend, laid eggs.  Looks like 6 or 7.  They are in the incubator at 85 degrees F. and quite humid.  We got two babies from one of our ribbon snakes.  They are live born.  And our garter snake had 12 babies.  Also live born.  On July 7th our Honduran milksnake laid 3 eggs.  Today, our albino Nelson’s milksnake laid seven eggs.  Whew.

I know you’re all saving the date for:

CAVPT Benefit Concert/Auction with Charlie Farren all acoustic show. He’s really a talented musician, fun and dynamic performer.  Local musician, Satch Kerans will open the show.  Rick Roth, from Littleton MA will be there with some of his cool critters.  He’s the guy that was at our concert last year.  And Gloucester Rick Roth (that’s me) will be there with some critters as well.  There will be some auction/raffle action.  This is going to be a great show.  Its also a benefit for CAVPT so we need all of you to come out and support us and bring your friends.  Gonna be fun.
Friday September 9, 2016  7-11pm at Mile Marker one in Gloucester.
We need sponsorships for this show… so, if you know somebody… or you are somebody who would like to sponsor us for this event, please get in touch.It has come to my attention that some people have been responding to these listserv emails, and they are not getting to me. So… if you want to get in touch, please send an email to me at cavpt@yahoo.com

I  keep leaving this in here because nobody keeps responding to it.  Someone out there must know something about listservs.  Please get in touch.  People are telling me they are not getting these listserv emails.  We had this other listsev before and the same thing happened after a while so we got a new listserv (this one) and now its happening all over again.  Anybody out there know anything about listservs who might be able to help get this straightened out?  It is certainly our most important form of communication for notifying the team about events and stuff.

Later,  Rick

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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

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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