The Committee to Save the Bird Homestead has got the bird lady this weekend and the whale lady on May 12th:
Spring Flower and Bird Walk on the Meeting House and Bird Homestead grounds 4 pm, Saturday, April 28.
Our guide will be naturalist Alison Beall, Curator Emerita of Marshlands Conservancy. Learn about the wildflowers in bloom and their value to the ecosystem, as well as flowering shrubs planted by the Bird family. Both properties overlook salt marshes and the Blind Brook estuary. Alison will highlight the importance of this coastal habitat and observe bird activity along the waterfront and on the grounds. Bring binoculars, if you have them. The walk starts at the Meeting House, 624 Milton Road, and will last about one hour. All ages are welcome Admission is free.
(VIDEO: Rye's Joy Reidenberg dissects a 65 foot, 60 ton fin whale.)
Why Whales are Weird Saturday, May 12 at 4 pm
Rye's own internationally recognized research scientist and TV star of science programming, Joy Reidenberg, PhD, will speak about her pioneering research focused on the anatomy of whales, dolphins and porpoises — especially in understanding how they produce sounds and withstand the pressures of diving. Dr. Reidenberg is a dynamic speaker, and her research often appears on television, such as the Discovery Channel's "The Science of Whales," National Geographic's "Humpbacks: Breaking the Code, " and "Inside Nature's Giants," on PBS, earning her an enthusiastic following. Co-sponsored by the Rye Historical Society, the Friends of Read Sanctuary, and the Friends of Marshlands. The presentation will take place at the Meeting House. Admission is $5 per person.