Essex County Ornithological Club Calendar

Fall / Winter 2023

Speaker Series/Club Events

Friday, December 1, 2023, 7:45pm
The Everglades: Before and After
ECOC meeting 7:30-7:45pm 
In-person | Morse Auditorium, PEM
Please pre-register here and bring your ticket with you
Or join on Zoom here
Free and open to the public

The Florida Everglades are the largest subtropical wilderness in the United States. Join Tom Tyning, naturalist, birder and Berkshire Community College professor of environmental science, on an exploration of the remarkable mix of physical and biological features that make the Everglades a unique ecosystem on Earth. Major efforts are now underway to restore the natural flow and quality of water to Everglades National Park. Tyning will briefly describe the history and ecological importance of this enormous “river of grass” and highlight some of the Everglades’ 360 species of birds, as well as reptiles, insects and wildflowers.

© Tom Tyning

This event is co-hosted by the Peabody Essex Museum and supported by the Lowell Institute.

About the Presenter

Tom Tyning has been a Professor of Environmental Science at Berkshire Community College since 1999. Previously, he was a field biologist and Master Naturalist for Mass Audubon for 24 years. He also served for 15 years as an adjunct professor in the Environmental Studies Program at Antioch New England Graduate School, at Springfield College and at MCLA. For 25 years, he wrote a weekly nature column for the Springfield Union-News. He also authored A Guide to Amphibians and Reptiles. 

The presenter in the Amazon.

Tyning was instrumental in jumpstarting the installation of salamander tunnels in Amherst, MA and creating the Massachusetts Herpetological Atlas through Mass Audubon. He received both his BS (Wildlife Biology) and Masters (Organismic and Evolutionary Biology) from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

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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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ECOC Bulletins 1919-1938

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Frank Benson’s art work.
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