[email protected]: Birding on the Seacoast

[email protected] is a new program series that gives you an opportunity to learn about the habitats and wildlife of Odiorne Point State Park after-hours.

Date: Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Time: 5:30-7:30pm

 

Twilight is a special time in Odiorne Point State Park, when nocturnal critters awaken and headlamps and flashlights make the tide pools and forest glow. Join us to discover the magic during our new [email protected] program series, offered bimonthly on Tuesday evenings.

All programs begin at the Seacoast Science Center. [email protected] is free-of-charge, however, a suggested donation of $5 per person is greatly appreciated.

Because space is limited, registration is required. Registration opens 4 weeks prior to each program.

Programs are limited to 40 people and space fills quickly. If you are unable to attend, please let us know in advance (by 3 pm on the day of the event). Likewise, if you are unable to reserve a spot, please call one hour before the event and we will add you to the participant list if there is space available.

 

Birding on the Seacoast

May 14, 2019
5:30-7:30pm

Odiorne Point State Park is a fantastic destination for bird enthusiasts, both expert and novice. With dense vegetation in the woodlands and wetlands, and sweeping vistas of the salt marsh and Gulf of Maine, it’s no wonder Odiorne is a birding hot-spot. Once you bird here, you’ll want to come back again and again!

Our friends from Mass Audubon will join us for this special program. Bring your binoculars and/or scope and come dressed for the muddy spring terrain. A limited number of binoculars will be available to share.

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Upcoming Programs

Evening Tide Pooling
July 16 and August 13

Bat Walk
September 10

Owl Prowl
October 22

 

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THIS COPY IS HIDDEN Bats!
August 14, 2018
6-8pm

These winged mammals often get a bad rap, but they are master insect-catchers that make up a whopping 20% of all mammal species world-wide. In NH, there are 8 species of bats, all of which are of “conservation concern.” Discover what species have been spotted here in Odiorne, how hibernating bats have fallen prey to the deadly White Nose Syndrome, and what you can do to help NH Fish and Game with their bat count survey. Also, learn how you can make a bat house to encourage natural insect control in your yard.
Please come prepared to walk the Park. Insect repellent strongly suggested.

THIS COPY IS HIDDEN Twilight Tide Pooling
October 9, 2018

5:30­-7:30pm

THIS COPY IS HIDDEN Tide pools provide habitat for many fascinating marine animals and seaweeds that have adapted to the stresses of changing tides, waves, salinity, temperature, and oxygen. After a short lesson on intertidal ecology we’ll head to the tide pools to search for critters that lurk about in the evening hours and the marvelous iridescent Irish moss.

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With owl courtship season beginning as early as January, many of our native owl species are already actively caring for eggs and owlets. Though they may be busy with young, they are still actively calling and hunting at night. We’ll start the owl prowl with a craft and owl pellet dissection, and then listen to a brief discussion on owl natural history before hitting the trails. SSC Naturalist, Emily, will demonstrate the common calls of our native species and we’ll do our best to imitate the calls on the trail. You never know whoooo we’ll hear! Please come dressed for the weather, wearing appropriate footwear for walking the trails, and bring a flashlight or headlamp.