“Photographs & Stories of the Shorebird Research Expedition in the Yukon River Delta, Alaska”
Led by Brad Winn, Director of Shorebird Habitat Management, Manomet.org
Wednesday, October 14th, 2015 – 7:00 PM
Wellesley Free Library Wakelin Room
Program to Include:
* Overview of the Manomet Shorebird Recovery Program in Plymouth, MA
* Goals of the May 2015 Expedition in Yukon River Delta, Alaska
* Photographs and stories of living and working conditions
* Wildlife, birds, and shorebird behaviors
Shorebirds are showing the most dramatic declines of any group of birds. Species that undertake hemispheric migrations rely on specific habitats and food sources to survive, but these resources are increasingly under threat from human disturbance, habitat loss and degradation, over-harvesting, increasing predation, and climate change.
The Annual Meeting for the election of officers and board members will precede the program starting at 6:30 PM.
The Wellesley Conservation Council is a private, non-profit, land trust and conservation education organization incorporated in 1958. The mission of the WCC is to: 1) Protect and preserve the natural environment in Wellesley, 2) Maintain sanctuaries open to the public for study and enjoyment, and 3) Educate youth and interest adults in matters of conservation. The WCC protects 14 sanctuaries and easements across more than 45 acres of natural land in Wellesley. More information about the sanctuaries and membership can be found at www.