I'm Julia Sayre and I'm a current 8th Grader here at the Oak Bluffs School and I have organized a toy drive for the Holidays. There is a box in the school lobby, wrapped in holiday paper for you to put the toys you would like to donate in. All the toys donated are going to go to the Red Stocking Fund, so they will need to be unwrapped and new in their packaging. The toys can be for kids of any ages. The box will be in the lobby for one week starting today until next Friday, December 7th. Please try to bring in a toy!!
Thank you and have a great weekend.
CHRISTMAS IN EDGARTOWN
Saturday, December 8 | 11 am - 2 pm
Stop by The Covington on Main Street for a WILD experience! Visit with live animals, identify bones, explore tracks and more as you learn how different animals survive winter!
WINTER SOLSTICE HYGGE POTLUCK
Friday, December 21 | 3:45 pm - 4:45 pm Hike
5 pm - 7 pm Potluck
There’s no such thing as bad weather, only wrong clothes! Hygge is the Danish practice of creating warmth, connection, and wellbeing, often celebrated with good food, warm blankets and candlelight. Join us for a community celebration as we welcome the winter season with a sunset hike, community potluck, a fire and treats.
BYOB (Bring your own blanket!) Don’t forget to check out our Holiday Sale and grab some last minute gifts while you’re here!
SCIENCE IS EVERYWHERE!
Tuesday, January 22 | 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm (K - 3rd Grade)
Wednesday, January 23 | 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm (4th - 8th Grade)
Free to the public!
Come learn about tracking Martha’s Vineyard mammals with us at the West Tisbury library.
BIG MOON OWL PROWL
Saturday, January 19 | 6:30 – 7:30 pm
Friday, April 19 | 7:30 – 8:30 pm
Members: $5; Nonmembers: $10
Hoo’s out there? Owls silently fly through our island woods and fields. Join us at Felix Neck for a bright moon walkabout to look for, listen to, and learn about these nocturnal birds. Dress comfortably for the weather.
FEBRUARY VACATION PROGRAM
Tuesday February 26 - Friday March 1 | 9 am – 3 pm
Children in grades K - 5
Members: $65/day; Nonmembers: $75/day
Join us for winter fun and exploration during school vacation week! We’ll search for tracks and signs of Vineyard creatures and learn how different animals survive the season.
Tuesday, February 26: Bird Bonanza
Wednesday, February 27: Water Worlds
Thursday, February 28: Track-tastic
Friday, March 1: Mammal-rama
Come one day or all four! Registration required.
ACCESS-ABLE GUIDED TOURS
Call us to schedule
FREE with Sanctuary admission
Our Access-Able program provides an opportunity to explore Felix Neck to those with limited mobility. Led by Sanctuary staff on our golf cart, this one-hour guided tour will highlight the property’s woodlands, marshes, and beach habitats. Tours will be held on the first and third Thursdays of June through September. Registration is required and groups are limited to three people.
Members: $150; Nonmembers: $225
Make your child’s birthday truly memorable this year by having a party at Felix Neck. Parties include a one-hour educational program led by our staff and one-hour use of our Discovery Room. Bring your own cake and ice cream to complement a fun and educational experience! We have a carry-in/carry-out policy.
Recommended for ages 4+; maximum group size: 15 children
GROUP PROGRAMS & PRIVATE TOURS
Interested in a private kayak tour or a customized special program? We offer a wide variety of activities that can be scheduled with a Felix Neck naturalist on or off site.
Register online at www.massaudubon.org or by phone at 508.627.4850
The Nature of Martha’s Vineyard
By Suzan Bellincampi; Photographs by Tim Johnson
As the director of Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary, nature is embedded in Suzan Bellincampi’s life. In her second book, she offers her knowledge, her humor, and her love of the outdoors in delightful essays written over fifteen years in the Vineyard Gazette. Copies are available at the The Shop at Felix Neck, Island bookstores, and by mail.
FELIX NECK WILDLIFE CALENDARS
We have our 2019 wildlife calendars for sale in our gift shop. Come get them while you can!
SAVE THE DATE!
SPRING INTO NATURE
April 15 - 19 | 8:30 am - 3 pm
Join the Martha’s Vineyard Environmental Educators Alliance during your school vacation week to explore different island properties, learn about wildlife, grow food, make crafts, sing songs, listen to stories and much more!
FERN & FEATHER DAY CAMP REGISTRATION OPENING
Bringing campers and nature together on Martha’s Vineyard since 1964.
Registration opens January 3rd!
Visit www.massaudubon.org/felixneckcamp or call 508.627.4850