Essex County Ornithological Club Calendar

Summer / Fall 2022

Speaker Series/Club Events

Friday, Sept. 23, 2022 | 7:45 pm
The Once and Future Salt Marsh
ECOC meeting 7:30-7:45pm
Morse Auditorium, PEM
Free and open to the public

Find out about The Once and Future Salt Marsh exhibit, an art and science collaboration exploring the beauty and fragility of the North Shore’s Great Marsh.

Silk painting of Saltmarsh sparrow by Susan Quateman. Courtesy of the artist.

The artists behind this project, Susan Quateman and Leslie Bartlett, will share their artwork and stories of three species featured in the exhibit that call the marsh “home” — Saltmarsh sparrow, Rainbow smelt and Fiddler crab. The artists will be joined by project collaborator and salt marsh expert Dr. Robert Buchsbaum. Currently on view at 3 locales at the Parker River Wildlife Refuge on Plum Island, the exhibit highlights the effects of climate change on this vital regional ecosystem. Co-sponsored by PEM.

About the Presenters

Artists Susan Quateman and Leslie Bartlett have been collaborating for the past 6 years – combining their skills of vibrant silk painting, environmental science and planning, landscape photography and graphic design. They create art and science exhibits that focus on the challenges and possible solutions to climate change on the New England coastal landscape, and landscape resilience to climate change.

Robert Buchsbaum, PhD, recently retired as a Conservation Scientist at Mass Audubon, where he carried out environmental research and advised the organization on ecological issues over his 32 year tenure. Dr. Buchsbaum has a particular interest in how climate change is affecting the flora and fauna of salt marshes. He served as an advisor for The Once and Future Salt Marsh and is also a past president of the Essex County Ornithological Club.

Directions to the Peabody Essex Museum

PEM Connect Building is at 135 Essex Street, next door to PEM’s main entrance (at the corner of Essex and Liberty St. in Salem, MA). Morse Auditorium is in PEM’s main building. Note: if severe weather is forecast, call 978-745-1876 to confirm event.

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Please be advised: ECOC calendars are only sent via email, unless a member requests otherwise. The calendar can always be viewed here on our web site. Hard copies will also be available at programs.

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