Event Nature in Our Backyard (VIRTUAL)

April 20, 2021 | 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

We have so much to celebrate in our backyard. Within 10 miles of Newburyport Library, we are blessed with beautiful scenery and an incredible diversity of habitats. Each habitat supports its own special plant and animal communities.

During his PowerPoint presentation, Bill Gette will introduce you to wonderful areas that are less traveled – places where you can relax and contemplate the natural world. He will describe several Essex County Greenbelt (ECG) properties, walking trails along deserved country roads in West Newbury and Groveland, and saltmarsh areas in Rowley.

Bill will show you beautiful wildflowers, mammals, and many species of birds, both resident species and spring migrants that are returning to our area to nest. He will also present detailed maps, so that you can explore these exciting areas on your own.

This event will be held on Zoom. Register online by clicking here or by calling 978-465-4428 x 242. Zoom emails a link to participants upon registration. If you do not receive a link, please check your junk/spam email folder. If you can't get into the program or don't see a link in your junk folder, please call 978-465-4428 x242.

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.

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