Winter Wildlife at the Arboretum

February 17, 2018 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
$20 member / $35 non-member. Pre-registration is required. Call 508-693-9426 to sign up.

Join BiodiversityWorks biologists Luanne Johnson and Liz Baldwin to survey for winter wildlife activity around the Arboretum.  We’ll start indoors learning some of the tracks and sign of local species. Then, we’ll venture outdoors to document all of the wildlife we can find as we walk around the Arboretum.

Please park at the Visitor Center, and follow signs to the Education Building (EBL).

Wildlife Biologists, Luanne Johnson and Liz Baldwin founded BiodiversityWorks, a 501c3 non-profit, in 2011.  Their mission is to promote conservation of biodiversity through wildlife research and monitoring while providing opportunities for people to engage in hands on nature study.  Together, they monitor and study a variety of birds, mammals, reptiles and amphibians around the Island.

Liz Baldwin has a B.S. in Wildlife Management from the University of New Hampshire and an M.S. in Conservation Biology from Antioch University New England. Her thesis focused on river otter activity patterns, behavior and abundance on Martha’s Vineyard.  

Luanne Johnson has a B.S. in Zoology from  Butler University and a PhD in Environmental Studies and Conservation Biology from Antioch University New England. Her dissertation work focused on the behavioral ecology of coastal striped skunks to better understand their interactions with beach-nesting birds on Martha’s Vineyard.