Since 1986, Bill Gette, Founding Director of Mass Audubon’s Joppa Flats Education Center in Newburyport, has led natural history field trips throughout New England. During these travel adventures, he has closely observed and photographed the plants and animals he has encountered.
During his PowerPoint presentation, Bill will take you on a photographic tour through many area habitats – wonderful places to observe wildlife within 10 miles of Newburyport. He will show you the plants and animals typical of each habitat and review aids to field identification, explain the interrelationships among the many organisms, discuss behavioral characteristics, and tell you where you can go for a natural history adventure of your own.
Bill Gette began leading area, domestic U.S., and international travel programs for Mass Audubon in 1986. Since then, he has traveled to all seven continents. He joined Mass Audubon full time in 1996. At Joppa Flats, Bill developed the Birder's Certificate Program - a college level ornithology course; developed and taught the Certificate Program in Bird Ecology to train naturalist guides in Belize; and operated the Joppa Flats Bird Banding Station on the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge for over 20 years. Bill is the President of the Friends of Parker River National Wildlife Refuge, Inc.