We will be showing the film, “A Murder of Crows-Birds with an Attitude”. Most of us see crows as a spooky addition to our environment. Join us to watch the film and learn more about them. Did you know that a group of crows is called a murder? Were you aware that crows are considered to be among the most intelligent creatures in the world? Did you know that they mate for life and raise their young for five years? Would you be surprised to learn that crows can use tools to get their food? This film will teach us to see the crows we normally ignore in a new light.
We will be showing the film “Life in Cold Blood” hosted by David Attenborough. “Amphibians and reptiles ruled the world for nearly 200 million years, and today there are well over 14,000 species. Ranging from some of the largest, most deadly creatures on Earth to the smallest and strangest, these are some of the most fascinating and dramatic animals on the planet.” Join us to learn about some of these amazing creatures.
Famed author and naturalist, Pete Dunne, will be doing a reading from his newest book. Pete is the Director of Cape May Bird Observatory. Mr. Dunne is known for his encyclopedic knowledge of birds as well as his sharp sense of humor. Hearing Pete speak is both educational and entertaining. As of this writing his latest books include, “Bayshore Summer-Finding Eden in a Most Unlikely Place” and “Arctic Autumn-A Journey to Season’s Edge”. Pete is such a prolific writer that he might just have something new to share with us by March. This is a “don’t miss” meeting. We are lucky to have a writer and speaker of Mr. Dunne’s caliber speak to a small club such as ours.
David Lord will do a Power Point Presentation entitled, “Migrants and How to Find Them”. David is an associate naturalist with Cape May Bird Observatory and first mate on the nature boat the “Osprey”. David has a way breaking down hard to remember information and linking it together in a whimsical way so that we cannot forget what he has taught us. This presentation will try to make finding migrants a little easier and much more fun.
Salem County Nature Club member, Brynn Rielleywill do a presentation on wolves and coyotes. Brynn spent last summer working with wolves and is sure to have some fascinating stories to tell us. She will also be telling us about the Coyotes that are found right here in Salem County.