Wildlife Wednesdays 

Summer 2024 Wildlife Wednesdays Lecture Series


Wildlife Wednesdays is back for its 17th season in 2024. All presentations are on Wednesdays at 7:00 PM, at the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service’s Kettle Pond Visitor Center, 50 Bend Road, Charlestown, Rhode Island. Admission is free and all ages are welcome. To download a copy of the detailed schedule use the link below.


July 10:  “Understanding Shorebird Movement in New England,” with Rebeca Linhart, graduate student in Natural Resources Science at URI.


July 17:  “Dolphins in Southern New England,” with Bob Kenney, naturalist, Friends board member, and Wildlife Wednesdays host.


July 24:  “Ticks in the Woods and Prevention of Tick-borne Diseases,” with Howie Ginsberg, an entomologist retired from the U.S. Geological Survey, Eastern Ecological Science Center, Rhode Island Field Station at URI.


July 31:  “Observing Your Furry and Feathered Neighbors Using Trail Cameras,” with naturalist Elise Torello, a perennial audience favorite at every Rhode Island Nature Video Festival.


August 7:  “Trends of the Rhode Island Osprey Population,” with Lincoln Dark, Program Coordinator for the Audubon Society of Rhode Island’s Osprey Nest Monitoring Program.


August 14:  “Rhode Island’s Great White Sharks, and What About The Seals?,” with Jon Dodd, Executive Director of the Atlantic Shark Institute.


August 21:  “Gray Whales in the Atlantic Ocean,” with Bob Kenney, semi-retired marine mammal ecologist from the URI Graduate School of Oceanography.


August 28:  “Recovering Rhode Island’s Eastern Spadefoot Population,” with Nick Ernst, Wildlife Biologist with the Rhode Island National Wildlife Refuge Complex.


Friends of the National Wildlife Refuges of Rhode Island is an all-volunteer non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing conservation, education, and outreach activities on the five National Wildlife Refuges in our state. We encourage everyone to join our membership and become a friend to Rhode Island wildlife. Donations are encouraged; all donations to the Friends are tax-deductible.


Wildlife Wednesdays 2024
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