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CAPE ANN VERNAL POND TEAM UPDATE

Greetings from the Pond Team…

Here are three upcoming activities this week. Join us if you can make it!

Perley Elementary School
51 North St.
Georgetown, MA 01833
Wednesday, June 7th, 2017
9:30 am with set up at 8:30 am.

We will be presenting Intro to Vernal Ponds for three classes of young students – showing our Vernal Ponds DVD and showing them some cool critters.
We could use a volunteer or two.

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
Get Outside Center
186 Main Street
Gloucester, MA 01930

Friday, June 9th, 2017
4:30 to 6:30 pm.
Ribbon Cutting at 5:00 or 5:30.

Now that our sister organization, Kestrel Educational Adventures, is a member of the Chamber of Commerce, there will be a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Get Outside Center. Show up and watch me make a fool out of myself saying a few words about CAVPT.

Strawberry Festival
Mile marker One Restaurant
75 Essex Ave.
Gloucester, MA 01930
Saturday, June 10, 2017
11:00 am to 4:00 pm

We will have some sort of live animal display and we need lots of volunteers.

This family friendly festival will have 50+ local vendors, farm fresh food, adoptable puppies, Kids Zone with pony rides, dunk tank, alpacas, face painting, bouncy houses, live music, live broadcast, and tons of fun. Plus the most exciting festival activity will be our very own Cape Ann Vernal Pond Team Display! Come one, come all!

Recaps…

Remember that Visiting Scientist Day at O’Maley School on Friday? Well,,, it got cancelled due to lack of interest. Not due to student’s lack of interest (anything to get out of class). Not enough scientists wanted to do it.
Yesterday I was at the Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary with a bunch of our native snakes for their Nature Festival. I was helping out one of my favorite nature educators Richard Wolniewicz. Huge crowd. We were busy all day.

Hope to see you out there… if you can volunteer email cavpt@yahoo.com

Rick

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We keep adding to our website so check out our Activities Photographs…
https://www.capeannvernalpondteam.org/Activity-Photographs

Cape Ann Vernal Pond Team Yard Sale Recap


Greetings from the Pond Team…

We had a great Yard Sale on Saturday – plus a Snakes and Vernal Pond Exhibit. The weather was perfect. We were set up earlier than ever. Breakdown happened faster than ever. We brought in over $1400.00, which is the second most ever.
I wish I could thank everyone by name, but its really not possible with all the Vernal Pond Team members, the Kestrels and everyone who donated items or volunteered some time before, during and after the sale. All I can say is Thank You to everyone for a great fundraising event!

I’ll be at O’Maley School in Gloucester on Friday, June 2, for Visiting Scientist Day meeting with four or five different classes to talk about field biology and a few other things. Not sure what time yet. I could use a volunteer or two to help out. Email cavpt@yahoo.com if you can assist.

CAPE ANN VERNAL POND TEAM HUGE YARD SALE SATURDAY, TOMORROW, AT ST. PETER’S SQUARE

Greetings from the Pond Team…

The huge Kestrel and Vernal Pond Team yard sale will be this Saturday, May 27th, from 9 am – 1 pm at the parking lot behind St. Peter’s Square (site of the Fiesta, 1 Rogers Street) in Gloucester.  

We could really use your help:

1)  Donate: If you have anything that you’d like to donate, please bring it to the Get Outside Center over the next two days, or feel free to drop it off at the Yard Sale sometime on Saturday morning.

2) Volunteer for a little bit:  It’s a fun, but exhausting event, so if anyone feels like doing any greatly appreciated community service and pitching in for an hour or so, it would be awesome. We especially need help during set up from 7 – 9 am, and most especially during clean up at 1 pm.  No need to RSVP, just show up.

3) Shop:  I’m not exaggerating that the donations we get are often ridiculously nice, almost like new, but sold at amazing prices. I generally don’t go to yard sales because I’m picky, but this one is like none I’ve ever been to. We also have 400 – 500 brand new books about crafts, art instruction, gardening, sports, cars and more that were donated by a publisher, and will be at least half off the cover.

4) Spread the Word: We always end up with lots of great stuff left over, so please help spread the word!  I’d really like to increase attendance this year, so please pass on this link to anyone you think might enjoy a beautiful day in Gloucester and an amazing yard sale!

https://www.capeannvernalpondteam.org/yard-sale
http://kestreleducation.org/annual-yard-sale/

Hope to see you on Saturday!!

   Anna DiPerna – Team Member

We just added some new photo spreads from recent activities to our website depicting what were up to!
https://www.capeannvernalpondteam.org/Motif-No.1-Day-Festival-Snakes-and-Vernal-Pond-Exhibit-5-20-2017

Cape Ann Vernal Pond Team Update

We will have a display at Motif No.1 Day in Rockport on Saturday, May 20.

  • It will be somewhere down there near T Wharf. Exact location to be determined when we get there.
  • The event is from 9 am – 5 pm.
  • We need to be set up by 8:30 am.
  • We’ll have a tent, display panels, tables, live animal exhibit…
  • We need lots of volunteers for this event.
  • Please get in touch if you can help out – cavpt@yahoo.com

We will be at the Crane Estate Sunday, May 21st at 2 pm with Snakes of New England and the World one hour live animal presentation.

  • Also a great volunteer opportunity in a lovely setting.
  • Set up at 1ish.
  • Again email cavpt@yahoo.com if you can help.

Don’t miss our Annual Yard Sale on Saturday, May 27, 9 am – 1 pm (Rain date Saturday, June 3)

  • In the lot behind St. Peter’s parking lot at Rogers and Main Street in Gloucester.
  • Please bring all your donations over there on the day of the sale by 7 am… so we have time to sort and price.
  • We will need lots of volunteers. Many of us will need to be there early, like by 5:30 am.
  • The finishing crew will need to stay until everything is picked up and cleaned up.
  • Maybe you can do a couple hours. All help is appreciated.

This is a big fundraiser for us, so gather your stuff and please help us out at the sale.

CAPE ANN VERNAL POND TEAM NEEDS VOLUNTEERS FOR, TOMORROW, EARTH DAY

Greetings from the Pond Team,

We’ve been some busy buckaroos…

Last Sunday Keith Bertone and I went to Lynn, MA to look at some wetlands with a group who is trying to save as much of those woods as possible. We did the field work for one pool.

On Tuesday Victoria Rolf and I did Snakes of New England and the World for a full house (80) at the Seekonk Public Library. Charlie and Theresa from Seekonk helped out with the show. It was really fun for everyone.

On Wednesday, Keith and I checked out some more pools. We did certification field work for two more.

Today we did a Snakes of New England and the World show for about 70 kids at Glen Urquhart School in Beverly Farms. Thanks to Wilhelmina, Victoria, Verdun, Christine and Mark. It was an excellent show in the greenhouse.

We still need help for Saturday April 22, somewhere around noonish or oneish after they come back from the woods cleanup, get fed, and hear a few tunes.

  • Earth Fest at Lynn Woods, Pennybrook Lane Entrance
  • Snakes of New England and the World – one hour live animal presentation

On Sunday, Keith, Nick Taomina, and I will do some vernal pond surveys in Essex.

And… Saturday April 29, 2017 from 9am – 3pm we will need help all day.

  • Green Energy and Sustainability Fair. O’Maley Middle School, Gloucester
  • We’ll be there with some sort of live animal display
  • We will likely be there by about 7:30 am for set up.
  • Breakdown when its over.

Also… Sunday April 30, 2017 come and walk for us in the Gloucester Pride Stride. Get your sign up sheets at gloucesterpridestride.com. We’ll be there with some sort of live animal display, weather permitting.

It’s a great way to have a fun day and support your favorite vernal pond team. We would love to see you out there. Email me at cavpt@yahoo.com if you can help out with any of these activities.

Hope to see you soon, Rick

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We are adding more activity photographs as we get them so check them out…

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CAPE ANN VERNAL POND FIELD TRIP TONIGHT – THURSDAY APRIL 13TH

Greetings from the Pond Team…

We had a great field trip last night to Ravenswood Park. A few spotted sals seen migrating – even though it wasn’t raining the ground was still wet from the afternoon rain. Lots of peepers calling and breeding, good wood frog chorus. Lots of congressing sals in the pool. Spermatophores and eggs. Fairy shrimp, caddisfly larva, red-backed salamander and a predaceous diving beetle. What else do you need really?

Still need volunteers for next week’s snake shows.

I’m expecting some good action at the pools tonight, so there will be a field trip. Meet at Walgreen’s at 9 pm.
See you there, Rick

 

We are adding more photographs from the nighttime field trips so check them out…

Nighttime Vernal Pond Field Trip Photographs 2017

NIGHT TIME VERNAL POND FIELD TRIP TONIGHT- APRIL 10th!

Greetings from the Pond Team,

Great weather for an afternoon field trip yesterday. Good group of people. Spotted salamander and wood frog eggs, fairy shrimp, frogs and a few garter snakes. Glad to do a field trip for Essex County Greenbelt, a truly fabulous organization. Thanks to Andrew Mahoney for inviting us and Mary Williamson for help at the field trip. And thanks to Cape Ann Vernal Pond Team volunteers Cindy Dunn, Sandy Barry and Keith Bertone. We’ll be posting some photos of this field trip in a few days.

We had a nice little field trip to Ravenswood Park last night. Lots of wood frogs quacking. Decent peeper chorus. Saw some spotties in the pool and a couple newts. Eggs are starting to appear.

See some lovely photographs from this weeks nighttime field trips here…

Nighttime Vernal Pond Field Trip Photographs 2017

Gonna be warm tonight. I think its going to make for some really good frog action. Meet at Walgreen’s at 9 pm. Check out our field trip guidelines link to the right.

See you there, Rick

 

VERNAL POND FIELD TRIPS TONIGHT AND TOMORROW NIGHT!

We had a nice little field trip last night to two pools in Ravenswood Park. Nice drizzle to keep everything wet. A few degrees on the cool side, but we did see two spring peepers hopping to the pool.  Also saw several spotted salamanders making the migration. Saw one wood frog in the pool and heard a few others quacking.  50 or so spotties in the pool and 50 million fairy shrimp.

We posted some photographs from last night so click the link to the right to take a look. We have some more good ones that will be posted later today. https://www.capeannvernalpondteam.org/

There will be a field trip tonight. Might not see any migration, but there should be some action in the pools. Meet at Walgreen’s parking lot on Main Street in Gloucester at 9 pm. Check the field trip guidelines on the website.

Then, on Thursday April 6, the weather should warm up and get wet. I think it will be a good night for migration. Same deal so meet at Walgreen’s at 9 pm.

See you out there,  Rick

CAPE ANN VERNAL POND TEAM BENEFIT CONCERT AND AUCTION TONIGHT AT MILE MARKER w/ Update

Rick Roth writes,

We had a great time on Saturday at Maritime Gloucester.  Our snakes were a big hit and we were pretty much mobbed all day. Thanks to our courageous volunteers:  Kate, Diane and Jon Bevins, Nick Taormina, Marisa Neves, Colleen Anderson, Marion Healey, Keith Bertone, Wendy Antrim and Abby Cook.  Snakes were relatively well-behaved except for Ludwik who pooped in Marisa’s shoe.  Snakes today.

We got Charlie Farren and Satch Kerans to play at our benefit concert.  We got sponsorships, we booked a great venue.  We got a bunch of cool raffle/auction prizes.  Colleen printed tickets.  Cheryl made the event poster and we hung them up all over the place.  We got a hold of the Gloucester Daily Times and we posted on Facebook.  We are getting some airtime on 104.9 radio. But, we still need to fill the house to have a really successful fundraiser.  Please get the word out however you can. Show up and bring your friends.  We are most of the way there, but we need to bring this home.

Friday  September 9, 2016  7-11:30pm
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.  I’m going to notice if you don’t show up, and I think you all know how I can torment people half to death for non-support of the Vernal Pond Team. Go to the Cape Ann Vernal Pond Team facebook page and check out the event poster.  Then share it with all your friends.  I’ll be watching.

We will also need lots of volunteers for this: ticket booth, auctio/raffle, critter management and more. Lots to do.

And… presale tickets are only $10.  So get them on line at http://www.tinyurl.com/cavpt-26 or at Toad Hall Bookstore on Main Street in Rockport or The Get Outside Center, 186 Main St., Gloucester.  $15 at the door.

In other news, speckled kingsnakes started hatching here yesterday.  Watch out… they may make their social debut at the concert.

Oh… and I still need redback salamanders.

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CAPE ANN VERNAL POND TEAM RECIEVES GRANT FROM NEW ENGLAND BIOLABS!!

Rick Roth writes ~

We got a check the other day for $2000 from New England BioLabs.  Tori Rosati got us a grant to help subsidize our presentations.  Thank you Tori.

I know you’re all saving the date for:
CAVPT Benefit Concert/Auction with Charlie Farren
Friday September 9, 2016  7-11pm at Mile Maker 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

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.

And, Matt Burne, Nick Taormina and I have done a dozen or so new vernal pool surveys this year.  We also set 6 turtle traps in a swamp in West Gloucester where we think there might be some Blanding’s turtles.  If we find any, we may be able to delineate a Rare Species Habitat.

WE STILL NEED ONE, MAYBE TWO VOLUNTEERS FOR THIS SHOW:  Sunday  May 15, 2016  2pm
Snakes of New England and thew World- one hour live animal presentation.
Crane Estate, Ipswich MA.  Please get in touch if you can help out with this show.

And… keep gathering those yard sale items for the Big Giant Cape Ann Vernal Pond Team/Kestrel Educatrional Adventures Yard Sale, Saturday  May 28, 2016  9am-1pm, St. Peter’s Square in Gloucester.  Rain date- Saturday June 4th.

Also,  I now have an operational cell phone again.  978 559 9684.

Later,  Rick

EDITED W/EMAIL CONTACT INFO Cape Ann Vernal Pond Team Spring Peeper Field Trip Tonight at 9pm

EDITOR’S NOTE: To correspond with CAVPT, please email at cavpt@yahoo.com
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DID I MENTION WE NEED VOILUNTEERS FOR THIS WEEKEND?!?

And… there will be a field trip tonight.  Almost all the salamanders have left the vernal pools and gone back to the woods.  We might see a few.  Peepers should be screaming.  Meet at Walgreen’s parking lot on Main Street at 9pm. Look for my van, White Lightning.

My cell phone is still out of order.  So… those of you that have been calling or texting that you are helping with these shows, please respond to this email.  If you have not been calling or texting respond to this email anyway.  We need you.

Okay… CAVPT basically has three components: protection of wetlands and wildlife habitat, education- this is where we teach people about the importance of wetlands and wildlife habitat, and fundraising, which is where we get the money to do this.  So… this weekend we have apportunities to accomplish two of these goals, education and fundraising.  But we can’t do it without volunteers.  So far I have a total of one volunteer besides me for two shows.  Please get in touch and tell me you want to volunteer this weekend.

TWO SHOWS AGAIN THIS WEEKEND, so… we will need lots of volunteers:
Saturday  April 23, 2016  somewhere around noon or 1pm.
Snakes of New England and the World- one hour live animal presentation.
Earth Fest at Lynn Woods,  Lynn MA- Pennybrook Rd. entrance.

Sunday  April 24, 2016
Gloucester Pride Stride, Stage Fort Park, Gloucester
Pride Stride starts at noon.  We will be there with some sort of live animal exhibit for the after walk party.
We need people to walk for CAVPT and people to help with the exhibit.

And… keep gathering those yard sale items for the Big Giant Cape Ann Vernal Pond Team/Kestrel Educatrional Adventures Yard Sale, Saturday  May 28, 2016  9am-1pm, St. Peter’s Square in Gloucester.  Rain date- Saturday June 4th.

Thanks,  Rick

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CAPE ANN VERNAL POND TEAM ANNUAL MEETING WEDNESDAY MARCH 9TH

Rick Roth writes,

“We had two really cool Snakes of New England and the World presentations for The Westborough Community Land Trust last Saturday.  Great crowd  over 300 people.  Fabulous job by our volunteers: Ian, Dawn, Becca, John and Colleen.  Snakes were well-behaved except for the African house snake which pooped on Becca.

We will have some fundraising activities this year, so get in touch and let me know you’d like to join the Fundraising Committee.  We will have a yard sale on Saturday May28th.  And Charlie Farren will be performing a benefit show for us of his acoustic music.  We’re still working out the details for that show, but its going to be fantastic.

Big Giant Cape Ann Vernal Pond Team Annual Meeting-  Wednesday  March 9, 2016  6:30pm at The Get Outside Center, 186 Main St., Gloucester.  The public is invited.  This means you, especially if you’re hoping to volunteer or join a committee or something, but you don’t have to.  Please let us know if you plan to attend so we will can get the right amount of snacks.  Very important.

And… do you know of any vernal pools out there that need to be certified?  Or, even if you suspect its a vernal pool, but aren’t really sure.  Please let us know about it.  And let us know if you know who owns the property.
See you on Wednesday,  Rick

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Editor’s Note ~ Looking towards spring and the welcome sound of the Pinkletinks (spring peepers)!

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Cape Ann Vernal Pond team Update

Rick Roth writes,

We had a nice exhibit at the Sustainability Fair at the Gloucester High Field House a couple weeks ago.  Lots of cool stuff, solar power, wind power and much more.  Thanks to Colleen Anderson for working at the event and Ashley Gullett for inviting us.

But… I gotta tell you this part:
At one point in the day, I was speaking with one of the visitors to our display, when I realized how tired I was of being on my feet, since it had been several hours by then.  Well, I went to sit down on one of our coolers (we always have coolers at our shows because we transport our animals in them) and I neglected to calculate correctly the trajectory of my hind end so that my center of gravity ended up well behind the cooler.  Soon, very soon, the cooler and I were both upended onto the floor, at which point, my momentum carried me into one of our display panels (seven feet tall and six feet wide, wooden frame, rather heavy) and sent it on a crash course toward one of the young ladies at the exhibit next to us.  At this point, Colleen was kind of screaming “watch out, watch out”.  The exhibit lady turned around just in time to catch the falling panel, with the help of the guy with the clear plastic house model with some sort of heat exchanger in it, who happened to be walking by at the moment.  I was still buns up on the floor, but a catastrophe was averted.  But… do you see what you miss when you don’t show up for these events?

That was probably our last show of 2015.  We are already booking shows for next year.  We have a newsletter to put out.  And we need some more members for our Fundraising Committee.  So please volunteer for one of those activities.  And, we need to add a two or three people to our Board of Directors.  Lots to do in the “off season” so please get in touch and volunteer for us.

Thanks,  Rick

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Cape Ann Vernal Pond Team at the Green Energy and Sustainability Fair

Logos.AIRick Roth writes,

I know it was a while ago now, but we did have a very nice pumpkin carving session the other week there. Good crowd. Lots of great pumpkins.  Check ’em out on the Cape Ann Vernal Pond Team facebook page.

Saturday  November 7, 2015  9am-4pm
Green Energy & Sustainability Fair
Gloucester High School Field House.  We’ll be there with a bunch of snakes, and maybe some frogs and salamanders.  This may be our last event of the year.  We do have a couple volunteers, but we need more.

Please get in touch if you can help out.
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Cape Ann Vernal Pond Team Update

Rick Roth writes: “We had a nice day yesterday at O’Maley School Visiting Scientist Day.  Sam Bevins and Ben Alger did a geat job as we presented some info about vernal pools, our turtle project, and some of our snakes.

Wednesday  May 20, 2015  8-11am
Saltonstall School (in Salem MA) Sustainability Fair
I’ll be there with native New England snakes.

There’s still time to donate and volunteer for:
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.”

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Cape Ann Vernal Pond Team Update

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.

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Kestrel Education Adventures and CACC Presents Film: Antarctica: A Year On Ice

Cape Ann Vernal Pond Team writes ~
Our good friends at Kestrel Educational Adventures are partnering, once again, with Cape Ann Cinema & Stage, to present a very special film. Antarctica: A Year on Ice was filmed throughout a single year.  It is the creation of long time Antarctic researcher and amateur film maker Mark Anthony Powell.  This award winning documentary is an intimate look at human life on the vast ice sheet of Antarctica.  The film incorporates extreme weather, the hilarious antics of a multinational isolated human population, and the joy of spring.
This spring we are proud to be hosting Dr. Allyson Hindle for a discussion, bonus wildlife film footage, and Q&A following the film Antarctica.  Allyson is an animal physiologist who studies the adaptations of species that permit them to live in extreme environments, such as Antarctica.  She was studying a few of these species onsite while the documentary was being filmed.
Saturday April 25th, from 4:00 – 6:00 pm
Cape Ann Cinema & Stage
21 Main Street, Gloucester, MA
There will be free snacks provided, and additional snacks and drinks available for purchase through the theater.  Please purchase tickets in advance and arrive early, as seating is limited.
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Cape Ann Vernal Pond Team Field Trip Tonight!

Rick Roth writes:

We had a nice field trip on Saturday to Agassiz Rock for Ramona Latham and The Trustees of Reservations.  Found wood frog eggs and spotted salamander spermatophores in the pool, plus an assortment of invertabrates.  Nice crowd, beautiful weather.  Thanks to Ramona, Colleen Anderson, Anna DiPerna and Martin Basch.

If we can believe the weather forecast for tomorrow it should be some good migration action and lots of frog choruses.

Monday  April 20, 2015   9pm
Meet at Walgreen’s parking lot.  Look for White Lightning, my big white van.  Wear your rain gear and bring a flashlight.

See you there,  Rick

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Cape Ann Vernal Pond Team Update from Rick Roth

These last two warm days have melted a lot of pool ice… so the frogs and salamanders should be coming out very soon. Keep an eye on your emails for field trip updates.

Saturday  April 18, 2015  1-3pm
Agazzis Rock, Manchester-by-the-Sea
We will lead a field trip to a vernal pool and demonstrate how to certify (protect) for The Trustees of Reservations. Could use a couple volunteers.

Gloucester Pride Stide is on Sunday  April 26, 2015
We will have a display there (Stage Fort Park).  You can find pledge sheets at the Pride Stride website (just google Gloucester Pride Stride).  Please walk for Cape Ann Vernal Pond Team.

Big Giant Cape Ann Vernal Pond Team/ Kestrel Educational Adventures Yard Sale  Saturday  May 30, 2015  9am-1pm. Start setting stuff aside to donate and volunteer to help with the event.

Do you know of any vernal ponds that need to be certified, please get in touch soon.  We’ll be doing surveys later this month.

We need board members.  At least one director and a treasurer.  We are required by law to have a treasurer, so we need to get on this.

We are having a Big Giant CAVPT 25th Anniversary Benefit Concert on Friday September 18, 2015 at Mile Marker One in Gloucester from 8-11pm.  With The Fools.  Great band.  Save the date.  We’ll need some help pulling this off, so please volunteer to help out.
Later,  Rick

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