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On Thursday, Februay 12,  at the Ilsley Public Library in Middlebury, Otter Creek Audubon held our second Cabin Fever Lecture series presentation of the winter. Hank Kaestner, a world-traveling birder with a life list of over 7,000 species presented wonderful stories and photographs from a trip to Yemen and Kazakhstan he and his brother had taken in 2007. If you missed this presentation you can view it online here thanks to the production facilities of Middlebury Community Television. Read the rest of this entry »

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On Thursday, January 8,  at the Ilsley Public Library in Middlebury, Otter Creek Audubon held our first Cabin Fever Lecture series presentation of the winter. Sarah Zahendra, Field Biologist from the Vermont Center for Ecostudies gave a presentation entitled, the Buzz on Bumblebees. She took us through the life-cycle of bumblebees, told us about the species of bumblebees in Vermont, talked about the Vermont Bumblebee Survey, and explained the problems facing these Read the rest of this entry »

On March 24,  at the Ilsley Public Library in Middlebury, Dr. Allan Strong, associate dean of the Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources of the University of Vermont, provided an illustrated overview of The Bobolink Project. Faced with a rapidly and persistently declining Bobolink population and increasingly intensive management of Vermont’s grasslands, Allan Strong helped put together a novel strategy for raising community funds to support healthy Bobolink habitat in Vermont. If you missed Read the rest of this entry »

On March 20,  at the Ilsley Public Library in Middlebury, Scott Darling, wildlife biologist with the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department and the point person for Vermont’s bats gave a presentation at the Ilsley Public Library entitled Bats on the Brink. The advent of white nose syndrome has thrown the bat landscape topsy-turvy. Scott shared his experiences in working with the many scientists now engaged in this struggle to save bats and offered his insights into prospects for their recovery. If you missed this Read the rest of this entry »

On January 9,  at the Ilsley Public Library in Middlebury, Gary Starr, proprietor of Starr Decoys and long-time OCAS board member, took us on a photographic journey to what has been called the eighth continent, Madagascar, which he visited in 2013 with his wife Kathy. If you missed this presentation you can view it online thanks to the production facilities of Middlebury Community Television. Many of our past presentations can also be viewed online by following this link. Read the rest of this entry »

 

The folks at Middlebury Community Television have begun to migrate their video library to Youtube much to the benefit of OCAS and you. This means clearer, higher-resolution and more reliable video streams, and all our videos put together in a single playlist. Another great consequence of this reorganization was that MCTV dug up an old gem, Vermont Fish & Wildlife biologist Doug Blodgett giving a Cabin Fever Lecture on Catamounts from 2007 which you can see embedded above. Read the rest of this entry »

 

On March, 14,  Susan Roney Drennan gave a presentation at the Ilsley Public Library in Middlebury entitled, Albatrosses and Their Interactions With Long-line Fisheries. An nice crowd was on hand, very much engaged in Susan’s descriptions of these amazing and graceful birds.  If you missed it, thanks to the production facilities of Middlebury Community Television, you can view this presentation online. Read the rest of this entry »

 

On February, 14,  former Otter Creek Audubon Society board member, Mike Winslow, gave a presentation on The Owls of Vermont, the second of our three Cabin Fever Lecture Series presentations for 2013. If you missed it, thanks to the production facilities of Middlebury Community Television, you can view this presentation online. Apologies for the poor video quality on this one, but the audio and stories are still great. Read the rest of this entry »

 

On January, 10, OCAS held the first of three Cabin Fever Lecture Series presentations at the Ilsley Public Library in Middlebury, VT. We were very pleased to have a large crowd on hand, but if you missed it, thanks to the production facilities of Middlebury Community Television, you can view this presentation online. Read the rest of this entry »

John Rogers

On Wednesday, March 14, OCAS held its third Cabin Fever Lecture for 2012.  This program entitled, Bluebirds and More, was presented by John Rogers, co-founder of the New York Bluebird Society. John had been passionate about Eastern Bluebirds for most of his life since seeing them nest in boxes his Father put up forty-five years ago. He has since erected and monitored hundreds of Bluebird boxes across the state of New York. There is a saying that Bluebirds bring happiness, and they certainly have for John. They even brought Read the rest of this entry »

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