Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Sea Turtle Program

February 25 - Sea Turtles - Did you know that four species of sea turtles are found around Cape Cod and southeastern Massachusetts in the summer? Come and learn about these endangered species, from the young Kemp's ridleys, the size of a dinner plate, to the giant leatherbacks which can be eight feet long and weigh more than 1,000 pounds.

Karen Dourdeville conducts a sea turtle program with Massachusetts Audubon's Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary.

The cost for the program is $6 for nonmembers, $4 for members. Please send registration form (available at the museum) with payment to the Marion Natural History Museum, P.O. Box 644, Marion, MA 02738 to reserve a spot. All programs will meet at the Marion Natural History Museum, 8 Spring Street in Marion. Please register with the museum directly, not the school or library.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

“Turtle Guy” to speak at library

WAREHAM – Don Lewis, AKA the “Turtle Guy,” will present “Turtles Gone Wild: turtles of the South Coast and Cape Cod” at the Wareham Free Library beginning at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 14.

Lewis and his “partner in research and life,” Sue Wieber Nourse, will introduce the diamondback terrapin and Kemp’s ridley sea turtle among other rare and endangered shelled critters of local lands and waters. Among their efforts, the couple rescues stranded sea turtles, warms up cold-stunned turtle babies, relocates terrapin eggs for protection from predators.

The Wareham Land Trust and Wareham Free Library are co-sponsoring the presentation. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call Mack Phinney at 508-295-4225.