By Peter Rovick – Wellesley Conservation Council
Local children and parents enjoyed a “show & tell” presentation last night of exotic animals & reptiles presented by Richard Roth of The Creature Teachers (shown above). At this program hosted by the Wellesley Conservation Council, Rick educated & engaged the audience with live animals and reptiles, including insights into their habitats, unique physical features, and behaviors. During the presentation, Rick introduced attendees to friends including a kinkajou, umbrella cockatoo, flying squirrel, iguana, skunk, boa constrictor, and alligator.
Rick also shared highlights of his travels to Central America and experiences learning about the native habitats of these animals and reptiles.
Several members of the Wellesley Conservation Council were on hand for the fun including, Nancy Bagdasarian (President), Ingrid Carls, Fred Fortmiller, Christine Larsen, Susan Loveland & Gail Mann. They treated families to fresh apple cider, cupcakes, cookies, and other snacks during the program. ( Wellesley Cable Access Corporation (WCAC) was on hand filming the program. Highlights should be available on WCAC within the next few weeks.)
Walks in Wellesley: The council also made available copies of its new edited and published version of Walks In Wellesley: a popular guide to open spaces and trails in Wellesley. This new edition is available for purchase at The Wellesley Booksmith and the Natural Resources Commission office, which is located on the lower level of the Wellesley Town Hall.
Join Us For Future Programs! Every spring and fall, the Wellesley Conservation Council hosts free programs for area residents.
- The Fall Program (typically in October) usually has a “show and tell” theme with live animals that is very popular with children.
- The Spring Program (usually in April) targets adults with conservation & environmental themes.
- For highlights of past programs, see: http://www.wellesleyconservationcouncil.org/previous_programs.htm
The Wellesley Conservation Council is a non-profit volunteer organization established in 1958, with a mission to protect and preserve the natural environment in Wellesley, maintain sanctuaries open to the public for study and enjoyment, and educate youth and adults in matters of conservation. Visit the Sanctuaries section of our website, or better yet, visit one of our many sanctuaries located throughout Wellesley!