Wed, Apr 29, 2015 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Vineyard Haven Public Library
Adult program Free
Please join this island-wide book group, reading and discussing books that examine our relationship with nature. The group is sponsored by Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary and all six island libraries.
Book: American Catch by Paul Greenberg
Registration not required.
Mondays-Fridays; May 1–September 25
Members: $35/kayak; Nonmembers: $45/kayak**
Enjoy Sengekontacket Pond at your own pace on this self-guided tour. Rhyming “quest” clues (think treasure hunt!) will help you uncover the story of the Pond’s people, places, and wildlife.
**Single & double kayaks available; call to reserve. Up to 2.5 hours; all boats must be returned by 3:30 pm. Age restrictions may apply, call for more information.
Horseshoe Crab Survey Training
Sat, May 02, 2015 9:00 am - 11:00 am Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary, Edgartown Adult Free
Does being a sleuth intrigue you? Do you need a reason to walk the beach before the high season? Have you ever experienced the beauty of the beach late at night? This very important project needs dozens of volunteers to look for spawning crabs or evidence that they were there nesting the previous night. If you have yet to participate in a beach survey, please consider joining in this year - you are needed! Pass the word; invite friends.
Surveys are conducted on days surrounding the New and Full Moons of May and June. Training will include time indoors and walking on the beach at the swash line. Please dress for the weather and wear water-resistant boots or shoes.
Moonrise Kayak Tour*
Members: $35/person; Nonmembers: $45/person
See Sengekontacket Pond in a new light—moonlight—as we celebrate the different full moons of summer. With a guide, kayak on the pond as the sun sets, stars twinkle, and the moon rises.
May 3: 7–9 pm May 4: 7–9 pm
Saturday, May 9 2–4 pm
Members: $30; Nonmember: $35
Islander Jeffrey Cahna is ‘making impressions, one fish at a time’. He uses the Japanese art and technique Gyotaku to make fish prints. This technique combines the accuracy of scientific illustration with expressive composition of oriental art.
Nursery School Naturalists
Thu, May 14, 2015 10:30 am - 11:30 am Thu, May 28, 2015 10:30am-11:30am
Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary, Edgartown
Adult/Child (suitable for children 3 - 5 years with parent/friend)
Adult free, Child $6.00
Adult free, Child $9.00
Nonmembers can join today during checkout and take immediate advantage of member prices.
Join us every other Thursday (April 2—June 11) while we look for signs of spring. Watch spring unfold at Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary as we welcome the warmer weather through stories, crafts, walks, live animal presentations, and more!
Pre-registration required. Call Felix Neck for more information.
Saturday, May 23 from 9–10 am FREE
Oystercatchers, plovers, and terns, oh my! Walk the beach with our shorebird biologist to record field data, search for birds and nests, and identify bird and mammal tracks in the sand. Meet at the State Beach access trail on the Oak Bluffs side of Big Bridge.