At the meeting in May, elections will be held for club Officers and Directors. While most are running for re-election, there is one opening needing a willing candidate – Merchandise Director, to replace Eldon, and the position will run through 2019.
Nature Screen at the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History in Brewster presents the PBS NATURE Documentary, “The Nest” Sunday, April 17, 2016 at 1pm.
Bird nests come in all shapes and sizes, crafted from an inexhaustible diversity of materials, including fur, grasses, leaves, mosses, sticks and twigs, bones, wool, mud and spider silk. Quite a few also contain man-made materials – colorful twine, bits of wire, even plastic bags. Each one is a remarkable work of art, built with just a beak! The film begins with a museum collection of nests and branches out to scenes in the wild all over the world, where birds arrive at diverse nesting grounds to collect, compete for, reject, steal and begin to build with carefully selected materials, crafting homes for the all-important task of protecting their eggs and raising their young.
Free with Museum Admission
Join us every month for compelling, educational and visually stunning nature documentaries that inspire appreciation, curiosity and stewardship of our natural world and its inhabitants.
For more information please call: 508-896-3867, ext. 133
Please take the time to help our grassland birds via The Bobolink Project! Check out what it’s all about at their website and like them on Facebook!
Dear Cape Cod Bird Club members,
I am writing in the hopes that you might be able to help promote a new regional conservation initiative that helps protect grassland nesting birds and local farmers. The Bobolink Project finances bird-friendly mowing by linking conservation-minded donors to conservation-minded farmers.
Grassland birds like Bobolinks are facing hard times. Hay farmers who delay their harvests long enough to allow Bobolinks to successfully nest will lose money. The Bobolink Project collects donations from conservationists and distributes those funds to cooperating farmers, allowing the farmers to delay their cuts and thus “buy” the precious few weeks these birds need to complete their nesting cycle.
Time is running out for this season (2016). Our deadline to receive donations and identify cooperating farmers this year is April 22.
For more than 20 years, Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary has organized a full day conference featuring presenters from environmental organizations across Cape Cod speaking on a diversity of natural history topics. This conference continues to be an engaging, exciting, and fun way to learn about local research projects, conservation efforts, and local environmental organizations.
The conference starts at 9 am, with refreshments at 8:30, and ends mid-afternoon.