Women – Wednesday Walking Club
afternoon walks led by Education Director Mary Beers continue year-round
on a monthly basis. Check the monthly E-Newsletter for that month’s
date and location or call the Society office or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Non-members: $13 (per walk)
Watch a slide presentation of a walk
Introduction to Folk Art
Green Briar Nature
Center will host a three
part lecture series,
An Introduction to American Folk
Art, by Art Historian Elizabeth Friend on Thursday evenings
November 3rd and November
17th beginning at 7:00pm.
lectures will cover the important art historical period in America
commonly called Folk Art.
Each lecture will highlight significant areas within this large genre.
The first lecture, “an overview,” will cover many of the
interesting aspects of early American Folk Art touching on each briefly
so as to bring the listener in on what will follow.
Portraits, mourning pictures, landscapes and more will be
introduced. The subsequent
lectures will cover in detail Portrait Limners and landscapes.
Each talk will be profusely illustrated with color slides and
examples from the presenter’s collection.
There will be time for a question and answer period following
Friend holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in the History of Art from Wheaton College
in Norton, MA as well as a Masters Degree.
She has previously presented lectures to historical societies in
Springfield, Falmouth, Chatham and
Sandwich as well as to a number of civic groups across
Cape Cod. In
addition, her full course on American Folk Art has been given at Cape Cod Community College
as part of the college’s Academy for Life Long Learning program.
will be held in the
Building at Green Briar.
Admission to each lecture is $5 for members of the Burgess
Society, $7 for non-members and may be paid at the door but
please call to register 508-888-6870.
The Thornton W.
Burgess Society is pleased to offer more birding excursions with Cape
naturalist and field leader John Hanlon to a variety of habitats on the Cape.
October 29 participants will meet at 7:00am at the Green
BriarNatureCenter in East
Sandwich and travel
by passenger van to local sites, returning by 10:00am. An
additional birding excursion is scheduled for
Saturday, November 19. John has worked for the National
Park Service on Cape Cod and at Yellowstone,
the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History and as a Coastal Shorebird
monitor for the Massachusetts Audubon Society.
These trips are open to all levels, especially beginners looking to
develop their birding skills and others wishing to improve their ID
sound and sight skills. Dress for the weather and bring binoculars
or borrow a pair with advance notice. The fee per trip is $12 for
Burgess Society members, $16 for non-members. Advance registration
is required by calling 508-888-6870.
YOU WEED – A VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE
Join Janice Dill and her
group of dedicated volunteers in the Green Briar Wildflower Garden on
Monday mornings from 9:00am to11:00am or later for an educational and
fun volunteer experience learning to recognize the keepers and pullers
of the Plant Kingdom. Coffee and munchies are provided during a