20 Feb Nature Abounds on the Museum Trail
March is very much a month to engage in Cape Cod Nature, from a day-long natural history conference to more than a dozen interactive programs at the Cape’s two Aububon societies in Barnstable and Wellfleet.
Here is a round-up of nature events, many for the entire family, occurring from March 1 to 15.
Cape Cod Museum of Natural History
Nature 365 is a day to day video journal from January 1 to December 31, highlighting moments in nature offering an authentic and poetic vision of nature of the northern wild biotypes; an innovating program filmed by wildlife photographer and filmmaker Jim Brandenburg and directed by Laurent Joffrion. Each day’s journal is 60 seconds, thereby making the month’s journal about 30 minutes long.
The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History will be screening Nature 365 monthly throughout March in the John Hay Room from 11:30am-2:30pm on a continuous 30 minute rotating schedule. Click here.
Animal Homes – Art & Architecture in the Natural World
Animals, like humans, need a place they can call home to provide a safe and stable place to raise a family, whether it’s a bird nest, a bear den, a beaver lodge or spider web. This three-part series features a blend of animation and signature “architectural blueprints” that highlight engineering principles inside the structures and demonstrate just how animals around the globe build their remarkable homes.
Ecologist Chris Morgan serves as your guide to the materials, locations, neighborhoods, and aesthetics of these animal homes, as well as intriguing behaviors and social interactions that take place in and around them.
A Trilogy of original PBS Nature documentaries plays Fridays in March in the Auditorium. Click here.
22nd Annual Cape Cod Natural History Conference
This event is held at Cape Cod Community College’s Tilden Arts Center. For a full schedule , click here.
In Search of Winter Fowl
Think winter is a slow time for birds on Cape Cod? Think again! Ducks, loons, and grebes are plentiful on open water throughout the winter and early spring. Join a Wellfleet Bay naturalist at Wellfleet Harbor for up-close studies of winter waterfowl. Bring binoculars; we’ll provide a scope.
Dancing with Woodcocks
Is That a Snake?