10Apr/18

Everyone is at the GFL Lecture Series

A Companion Dog apparently wasn’t too interested in Kathleen Connolly’ s talk,  “Grow Your Own Meadow, Large or Small,” the third lecture in the 2018 Gardening for Life speaker series. But everyone else was! A capacity crowd filled the CCMNH auditorium.

The final talk of the series will be on April 29 at 1:00pm when Mike Bald will present “Weeds & Invasive Species: What You Can Do.”

Click here to buy tickets online.

 

02Apr/18

April Meeting: Adventures on the Outer Cape

Mark McGrath will present “Adventures on the Outer Cape” on Tuesday, March 10 in the CCMNH auditorium. There will be a potluck lunch at 12:30 with the program beginning about 1:30.

In their seventies Mark and his wife Patti walked the entire perimeter of Cape Cod, walking only on the beach and swimming across all the rivers. He will discuss the challenges, beauty, solitude and ultimate satisfaction of the year-long adventure.

Highlights will include a walk and swim across Pleasant Bay, sleeping in dune shacks, a lighthouse, and on Pleasant Bay islands in a bivvy bag. Winter, hiking, sunsets, parties and a few oddball and humorous stories will show that the outer Cape is a fantastic place for adventures.

Mark and Patti McGrath grew up in the Boston area, lived their child rearing and job lives in Hartford and retired to Harwich 18 years ago. Mark has been a co-leader of the Eastham Hiking Club for the last 7 years. He is a member of the Viewfinders Camera Club and Chatham-Harwich Newcomers, He enjoys hiking, kayaking, golf, skiing, skating and photography.

25Mar/18

GFL Lecture Series Continues

More than 100 people came to hear Dan Jaffe discuss Native Plants for New England Gardens on March 11, the first lecture in the 2018 Gardening For Life Speaker Series at CCMNH.

Dan’s talk was followed by a Q&A, and then listeners lined up to buy copies of the latest book from the New England Wild Flower Society, Native Plants for New England Gardens, with text and photos by Dan Jaffe and Mark Richardson.

The GFL Lecture Series continues Sunday April 8 at 1:00 when Kathleen Groll Connolly presents Grow  Your Own Meadow, Large or Small.

Click here to buy tickets online.

06Mar/18

March Meeting: Birdwatching for Beginners

Gretchen Moran Towers will present “Birdwatching for Beginners” on Tuesday, March 13, at 1:30, at the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History.

Gretchen Moran Towers, the Museum’s own “Bird Nerd,” will show us some basic skills for identifying birds through sight and sound. Following the presentation, we’re invited to venture outdoors to view the birds  in their natural habitat and practice the methods we’ve just learned.

The program is part of the monthly meeting of the Friends of CCMNH. It is preceded by a potluck lunch at 12:30, followed by a brief Friends business meeting at 1:15.  “Birdwatching for Beginners” will begin at 1:30.

The public is welcome at all or part of the meeting. There is no charge.
For more information call the Museum at 508-896-3867.

13Feb/18

Gardening for Life Lecture Series begins March 11

Gardening for Life Lecture Series tickets available online now!
Click here to purchase discount tickets for the entire 4 lecture series ($45.)
(Individual tickets only available after March 11)

Click on titles below to view summaries of 2018 lectures.

Native Plants for New England Gardens with Dan Jaffe
Click here to buy tickets online.

The Pollinator-Friendly Landscape: Beyond Plant Selection with Dr. Annie White
Click here to buy tickets online

Grow Your Own Meadow, Large or Small with Kathleen Groll Connolly
Click here to buy tickets online

Weeds & Invasive Species: What You Can Do with Mike Bald
Click here to buy tickets online

27Jan/18

February Meeting: Birds of Winter

Think winter is a slow time for birds on Cape Cod? Think again!

Wellfleet Bay Naturalist Christine Harris Bates will present “Birds of Winter” on Tuesday, February 13, at 1:00, at the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History.

The program is part of the monthly meeting of the Friends of CCMNH. It is preceded by a potluck lunch at 12:00 noon, followed by a brief Friends business meeting at 12:45.  “Birds of Winter” will begin at 1:00.

The public is welcome at all or part of the meeting. There is no charge.

Fresh and saltwater ducks, loons, and grebes are plentiful on open water throughout the season, and your feeders are alive with an assortment of songbirds including sparrows and finches. This presentation will provide an overview of the common birds seen on Cape Cod in winter, as well as discuss best bird-feeding practices to attract them to your backyard.

Christine is a naturalist and public programs coordinator with Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary. Prior to working for Wellfleet Bay, Christine was a Park Ranger at the Cape Cod National Seashore and coordinated and led canoe trips in Nauset Marsh. She has a passion for ornithology and is a skilled birder. Christine is also a native Cape Codder, having grown up in Orleans.

For more information call the Museum at 508-896-3867.

23Dec/17

Friends Annual Meeting

Friends of the
Cape Cod Museum of Natural History
Annual Meeting

Tuesday, January 9, 2018
12:30 – 2:30pm in the Auditorium
PLEASE NOTE REVISED START TIME

Featuring The State of the Museum
Presented by Bob Dwyer
Executive Director, CCMNH

Schedule:
12:30 Potluck luncheon
1:15 Friends business meeting & election of officers
(click here for the list of candidates)
1:30 State of the Museum address

Join us for the potluck!  Bring enough to serve six…

A-H   Entree
I-N    Dessert
O-Z  Appetizer or Salad
Drinks & utensils provided

All are welcome!

19Nov/17

CCMNH Holiday Party

Come one, come all,
Friends, Volunteers, and Staff!
It’s the annual

CCMNH HOLIDAY PARTY!
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
5:30 – 8:00pm

Light hors d’oeuvres & beverages
Entertainment by CrabGrass, Cape Cod’s “premier bluegrass band”

Cape Cod Museum of Natural History
869 Main Street (Route 6A), Brewster