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*time subject to change – please checkour calendar at plimoth.org/calendar for more information and to register

SCHEDULE OF PRESENTATIONS:

March 23, 2014
Suburban Howls: Eastern Coyotes/Coywolves, Behavior and Ecology
 – with Dr. Jon Way
Dr. Way will present, with photographs and videos, his research on eastern coyote behavior and how eastern coyotes are really hybrids between western coyotes and eastern/red wolves (Coywolves). Copies of Dr. Way’s book, Suburban Howls, will be available for purchase and autographs. SIGN UP HERE.

 April 27, 2014
Homegrown Species: Cultivating Native Plants For Backyard Gardens – with Lori Danek
Plimoth Plantation’s own Horticulturist Lori Danek will teach attendees about the identification and removal of non-native plant species in tandem with how to propagate and grow native species at your home. Part of this presentation may take place outside, so please wear sturdy shoes and dress accordingly. SIGN UP HERE.

May 18, 2014
Holistic Healing: Medicinal Herbs Past and Present  – with Vicki Oman
From the past to the present, herbs and humoral eating has a lasting importance in the upkeep of human health. If you were a Pilgrim, your mother or your wife was your primary care physician – naturally! Join us as Vicki Oman, Plimoth Plantation museum educator, talks about how people looked inwards to their community for treatment of illness, most often mothers or wives, and how their understanding of the natural world defined medicine and treament. Learn about herbal medicine, the four humors and the Doctrine of Signatures from both a Pilgrim housewife and the modern woman. SIGN UP HERE.

June 22, 2014
Bird Watching Tour - with Trevor Lloyd-Evans at 10 a.m.
Plimoth Plantation is delighted to welcome Trevor Lloyd-Evans, a well-respected voice in conservation and avian research.  Trevor will take attendees on a bird watching tour around Plimoth Plantation’s campus, identifying species and discussing their migratory patterns. Bring your binoculars and prepare to learn about all the different birds that are located in and around town!  SIGN UP HERE.

July 20, 2014
Wetlands Restoration: Tidmarsh Farms – with Glorianna Davenport & Alex Hackman
Tidmarsh Farms is a 577-acre property located in Manomet Village, about 5-miles south of Plimouth Plantation. For over 100 years the farms (there were 2 of them) focused on producing cranberries. In 2010, through a series of actions, the owners agreed to transform 250-acres of the property located between Bartlett and Beaver Dam Roads into a nature sanctuary. The first step in this transformation was to realize a large-scale wetlands restoration project (2015-2016). In this presentation, Glorianna Davenport, a Trustee of the Farms, and Alex Hackman, Project Manager for the Massachusetts Division of Ecological Restoration (DER) will talk about the landscape, assessment of factors limiting natural recovery and the ecological restoration goal. SIGN UP HERE.

August 31, 2014
Giving Back To Our Soil: Composting – with Everett Hoffman
We are pleased to announce that Everett Hoffman, a composting specialist, will discuss natural and human history with regards to food systems, in his mission to teach people that connecting with our land gives a greater understanding of how giving back to our soil improves our environment and overall health. His presentation will end with a tour at the Colonial Education Site’s gardens for a more “hands-on” experience. SIGN UP HERE.


September 28, 2014
Epic Journeys: Shore Birds & Bird Watching Tour– with Shawn Carey & Wayne Petersen
Join Shawn Carey, creator of the film Epic Journeys: Tracking the Migrations of Shorebirds in the Western Hemisphere. Each year millions of shorebirds make an amazing round-trip journey between the Northern and Southern hemisphere. View this short film, Epic Journeys, as it looks at three shorebird species—Red Knot, Piping Plover and Semipalmated Sandpiper—and the challenges these species face during each of their monumental annual treks. After the film, Wayne Petersen (Director of the Massachusetts Important Bird Area Program for the Massachusetts Audubon Society) will lead attendees on a bird watching tour around Plimoth Plantation’s campus. SIGN UP HERE.

 October 19, 2014
Close Encounters of the Wild Kind - with John King, II
Explorer, photographer, author, and Chatham conservationist John King will share insights into his personal voyage of re-discovery of the coastal and ocean wildlife that spends time each year in the waters off Cape Cod. During this presentation, you will hear John’s stories and see photographs of unique encounters with the natural world principally at the top of the food chain. SIGN UP HERE.

 November 9, 2014 & Saturday November 15th
Raptors of the Night: Owls – with John Galluzzo – 11/9
We are pleased to have John Galluzzo share his extensive research on the many different types of owls found in Southeastern Massachusetts and to share his knowledge on their behavior, patterns and types. A great presentation for anyone who ever heard a hoot and wondered what type of owl it was. John will also be leading a nighttime tour the following Saturday evening to find some of these mystical and elusive creatures on the Plimoth Plantation campus (see b