EXCITING NEWS FOR OUR GOOD HARBOR BEACH PLOVER FANS!

Late yesterday afternoon, our Piping Plover volunteer monitor Heather Hall identified a new addition to the three Piping Plovers currently residing at Good harbor Beach. She observed that he was super hungry and that he was wearing not one, but two identifying bands! The green band is located on his upper left leg and is … Continue reading EXCITING NEWS FOR OUR GOOD HARBOR BEACH PLOVER FANS!

OUTSTANDING COASTAL WATERBIRD CONSERVATION COOPERATORS MEETING!

Piping Plover Chick Lift-off! – Not quite ready to fly yet, but testing his wings and airborne for a few seconds. On Tuesday this past week my friend Deborah and I attended the Coastal Waterbird Conservation Cooperators meeting, which took place at Cape Cod Community College in Barnstable. The meeting is held annually to bring … Continue reading OUTSTANDING COASTAL WATERBIRD CONSERVATION COOPERATORS MEETING!

✍️🎶Happy #pocketpoem day! Three from John Ronan. What poem will you share?

It’s free and simple to participate. Carry a Poem. Share a Poem. John Ronan, a poet, playwright, journalist and a National Endowment for the Arts Fellow in Literature, shares two sonnets: “The Parlor” and “The Lesson.”  And the very short, “Arrowhead.” Arrowhead The bifacial point, found in a potato field in Maine, is still sharp, a Micmac … Continue reading ✍️🎶Happy #pocketpoem day! Three from John Ronan. What poem will you share?

GLOUCESTER STAGE COMPANY PRESENTS WORLD PREMIERE: THE FLIGHT OF THE MONARCH (THE PLAY)

WORLD PREMIERE THE FLIGHT OF THE MONARCH OPENS AT GLOUCESTER STAGE Gloucester Stage Company continues its 38th season of professional theater on Cape Ann with the world premiere of Jim Frangione’s Flight of the Monarchfrom September 8 through September 30 at 267 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA. Flight of the Monarch is the story of … Continue reading GLOUCESTER STAGE COMPANY PRESENTS WORLD PREMIERE: THE FLIGHT OF THE MONARCH (THE PLAY)

THE MAGICAL MONTH OF MAY FOR MIGRATION IN MASSACHUSETTS

Featuring Dowitchers, Ruddy Turnstone, Least Tern, Eastern Kingbird, Eastern Towhee, Northern Flicker, Black-bellied Plovers, Brown Thrasher, Black-and-white Warbler, Chipping Sparrow, White-crowned Sparrow, Female Red-winged Blackbird, Tree Swallow, Willets, and Piping Plovers. May is a magical month in Massachusetts for observing migrants traveling to our shores, wooded glens, meadows, and shrubby uplands. They come either to … Continue reading THE MAGICAL MONTH OF MAY FOR MIGRATION IN MASSACHUSETTS

Piping Plover fans: Local author Deborah Cramer on sandpipers is a must read. Oh, and Dogs vs.

Gloucester. Page one. Paragraph one. From Deborah Cramer’s exceptional book, The Narrow Edge: A Tiny Bird, an Ancient Crab, and Epic Journey: “I used to go down to the edge of the creek near my home in Gloucester, Massachusetts, to look for spawning horseshoe crabs, their unfailing arrival sign that a hard winter was turning … Continue reading Piping Plover fans: Local author Deborah Cramer on sandpipers is a must read. Oh, and Dogs vs.

Exciting News! (Edited)

GORGEOUS JUVENILE SNOW GOOSE IN GLOUCESTER! Many thanks to Michelle Barton for alerting us about the Snow Goose at Good Harbor Beach. Michelle and Chris Anderson’s son, Atticus, has a superb eye for identifying rare and unusual birds that are migrating through our region. It was the Barton-Anderson Family who first alerted us to the Snowy Owl in our neighborhood this past January.* The … Continue reading Exciting News! (Edited)

Endangered Pied-billed Grebe Encounter

In the dim light of daybreak at first glance I thought the diminutive duck was somehow related to the female mallard. Both were inconspicuous and camouflaged amongst the cattails. Mrs. Mallard was preening and standing on one leg, a thing birds do to regulate their body temperature, and Mystery Duck was actively diving all around her. As the light grew brighter with the … Continue reading Endangered Pied-billed Grebe Encounter

ST. JOHN’S GLOUCESTER 150TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION OCT.6TH

150 years ago, as the Civil War raged, so many of Gloucester’s eligible soldiers went off to fight that a manpower shortage for our booming fishing industry seemed inevitable. The vacuum that resulted offered opportunity for the thousands of fisherman from the Canadian Maritimes who flocked to Gloucester. Since many of these men worshiped in … Continue reading ST. JOHN’S GLOUCESTER 150TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION OCT.6TH