Thursday, April 23, 2009

museum piece

The famous giant squid of Plum Island is on loan from the Smithsonian to the Georgia Aquarium.
I should update my list of famous giant squid links on my Plum Island web page some day. Also, I should move said page to some more modern and hip hosting site instead of the oldest public dialup Internet Service Provider (ISP) on the planet. My old web site is even more of a museum piece than the famous giant squid.

Speaking of museums, if you are in Ohio you can hear coastal bird conservationist Scott Hecker speak Friday 4/24 on Make Way for Plovers: Reversing Coastal Bird Declines in America at 7:30 p.m. at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History. 1 Wade Oval in the University Circle area. Tickets are $10 for adults and $9 for senior citizens, students and children. Call 216-231-1177 or 800-317-9155, ext. 3279, for information.

Meanwhile, back on the refuge: Looking for something to do on Saturday?
Come to a volunteer information session Saturday, April 25, 11 to noon at Refuge Headquarters, 6 Plum Island Turnpike, Newburyport. Call the Refuge at 978-465-5754 ext. 208 for information.
Anyone interested in learning more about the types of volunteer positions for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service at Parker River, is encouraged to attend. Attending does not create an obligation to volunteer. Besides plover wardens, the refuge needs volunteers to staff the information desk, help with invasive vegetation control -- like pulling pepperweed and planting pitch pines and stuff, and to do various maintenance tasks on the Refuge.

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