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May 3, 2014

Programs at Mass Audubon's Joppa Flats Education Center

Mass Audubon’s Joppa Flats Education Center, located at One Plum Island Turnpike in Newburyport, is a natural history education and visitor center that is open to the public Tuesday through Sunday and Monday holidays, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 978-462-9998 for information about additional programs and events, or visit the Web site at www.massaudubon.org/joppaflats.

SATURDAY MORNING BIRDING

Weekly trip with experienced leaders in a search for avian activity in the Newburyport/Plum Island area. For beginners and birders of all skill levels.

Today, 9 to 11:30 a.m.

Meet at the Joppa Flats Education Center

Fee: $12. Registration is not required.

THE HILLS OF TOPSFIELD

Come on a gentle three-mile stroll and enjoy the spring birds in Topsfield’s beautiful natural landscape.

Tomorrow, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Meet at the Joppa Flats Education Center

Fee: $28. Registration is required.

WEDNESDAY MORNING BIRDING

Join Joppa Flats Sanctuary Director Bill Gette and USFWS veteran David Weaver for this weekly birding field trip during migration in the Newburyport/Plum Island area. Appropriate for all birding levels.

Wednesday, May 7, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Meet at the Joppa Flats Education Center

Fee: $17. Registration is not required.

WEDNESDAY EVENING BIRDING

Join Sanctuary Director Bill Gette to look for springtime birds during the quiet part of the day.

Wednesday, May 7, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Meet at Mass Audubon’s Joppa Flats Education Center, One Plum Island Turnpike

Fee: $12. Registration is not required.

BIRDING WESTERN ESSEX COUNTY

Joppa Flats Science and Education Coordinator Dave Larson leads this exploration of birding hot spots beyond the greater Newburyport area.

Thursday, May 8, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Meet at Mass Audubon’s Joppa Flats Education Center

Fee: $60. Registration is required.

NATURE ART CLASS: ADVENTURES IN COLORS

Teachers Jan Morris and Lee Grover lead children in a creative exploration of the color RED. We’ll look at local flowers, birds, and bugs using watercolors, tempera, and mixed media. Materials provided. For children ages 6 to 12. Parents welcome but not required to stay.

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