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UPCOMING EVENTS

Join CCF's Book Club!

CCF Book Club meetings are held in person at Mayo House. No registration necessary!

Monday, February 12, 4pm

Inner Life of Animals by Peter Wohlleben

Earth Day/Arbor Day Celebrations 2024!

Saturday, April 20th - Saturday, April 27th

A town-wide variety of activities and programming are being planned with other Chatham organizations and businesses.

Further information coming soon! 

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Winter Webinar Series
CCF is pleased to announce its second Winter Webinar Series, taking place on Saturdays in February and March.  The webinars are presented free-of-charge as a community service thanks to the generosity of CCF members and donors.

Dates and Time:

Saturdays at 10am, February 10th through March 16th

Participation is FREE but registration is necessary!

The Impacts of Climate Change and Sea Level Rise on Coastal Resources

Greg Berman, Director of Natural Resources, Town of Chatham

 

Saturday, February 10th at 10am

This webinar will present an overview of current data regarding sea level rise and other indicators of

climate change impacting Chatham.

 

Presenter:

Greg Berman currently serves as the Director of Natural Resources for the Town of Chatham.

 

Photo credit: Strong Island, by Jon Watkins

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Beyond Monarchs and Milkweed

Beth Taylor, CCF Trustee

 

Saturday, February 17th at 10am

This webinar explores the amazing diversity of moths and butterflies on Cape Cod. Discover how you

can support their life cycles!

 

Presenter:

Beth Taylor is a CCF Trustee, Cape Cod ecologist, conservationist and retired science teacher.

 

Photo credit: Butterfly Weed, by Lauren Arcomano

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Pieces of a Larger Puzzle: Ecology of Cape Cod Wildlife

Phil Kyle, Cape Cod naturalist

 

Saturday, February 24th at 10am

This webinar examines the interconnection between Cape flora and fauna and

how they cannot exist without one another.

 

Presenter:

Phil Kyle is a Cape Cod naturalist who has worked at the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History and Cape Cod National Seashore, among other places.

Photo credit: Yellow-billed cuckoo, by Phil Kyle

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Birds in Winter: How Birds Survive the Harshest Season

James Junda, ornithologist

 

Saturday, March 2nd at 10am

The nonbreeding season is the longest period in most birds' annual cycle yet the least studied.

Learn how birds' behaviors change and how the circumstances of the nonbreeding season impact

the upcoming migration and breeding seasons.

 

Presenter:

James Junda is an ornithologist at Mass Audubon's Wellfleet Bay Sanctuary and Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge.

Photo credit: James Junda

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Update on CCF's Native Plant Restoration Projects

Julie Baca, CCF Director of Land Stewardship

 

Saturday, March 9th at 10am

Learn about the restoration projects currently underway by the Foundation, and plans for 2024.

 

Presenter:

Julie Baca is CCF's Director of Land Stewardship.

Photo credit: Menekish restoration site, by Julie Baca

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Favorite Native Plants for All Situations

Cathy Weston, CCF Trustee

 

Saturday, March 16th at 10am

After gardening with native plants for 10 years, Cathy has developed her own list of tried-and-true

favorite plants that do well in her Chatham garden, for both sunny and shady conditions.  She will

share what plants have thrived and how she has used them, as well as what plants have been

rabbit-resistant, and what plants she has tried and no longer bothers with.

 

Presenter:

Cathy Weston is a CCF Trustee and self-proclaimed "native plant geek.”  Cathy has a Certificate in Native Plant Horticulture and Design from the New England Wild Flower Society.

Photo credit: Cathy Weston

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More Webinars Coming in April in Celebration of Earth Day and Arbor Day 

Save the Dates!  Additional information and registration details coming soon.

EARTH DAY!

Monday, April 22nd, 2pm

Edible Native Plants

Russ Cohen, edible native pant specialist

ARBOR DAY!

Friday, April 29th, 1pm

Tree Identification on Cape Cod

Tom Walker, local naturalist

Mayo House Guided Tours

Private guided tours are available on request. Email the Chatham Conservation Foundation for scheduling.

Self-Guided Trail Walks 

The Chatham Conservation Foundation's walking trails are open year around! We invite you to explore our beautiful trails at your own leisure.

Please be sure to follow social distancing, and keep pets on leashes. Click here for maps of some great walking trails around Chatham.

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