Essex County Ornithological Club Calendar
Spring 2018

Speaker Series/Club Events

Monday, May 7th, 5-8 pm
Supper and Birding at Sissy ffolliott’s Lucky Dog Farm (directions below)
5-6 pm – bird Lucky Dog Farm and adjoining ECGB properties | 6-7:30 – brown bag supper in the farmhouse

Enjoy some spring birding and a BYO sandwich or “take out” with other club members at Sissy’s lovely farm. The traditional bird-shaped cakes plus coffee and tea will be served in loving memory of Dotty Brown and Sarah Robbins who graciously hosted the club each May in Gloucester for over 20 years!

Directions to Lucky Dog Farm (91 Old Right Road, Ipswich, MA)
From Rte. 1 driving N: Turn left onto Old Right Rd., across from First Fabricators (note: road not well marked). Proceed on Old Right Rd for about 6/10th of a mile until you see a rail fence, a red barn and white house with an old maple tree. Park along the frontage from the rail fence and past the house along the Norway Spruces to the field gate. Some cars can pull in front of the barn, too.

From Rte. 1 driving S: Turn right onto Old Right Rd. across from First Fabricators. Proceed as above.

Saturday, May 19, early morning (start time TBD)
Ipswich River Canoe Trip and Bird Survey
Event Coordinator:
Dave Brewster [preferred contact] | cell: 978-317-0230

Participate in the 112th ECOC birding trip down the Ipswich River! Arguably the oldest uninterrupted bird-count in the world, this event is timed to get the best views of birds before full leaf-out, but late enough in the season to get better weather for paddling. Contact Dave for trip start time and other details.

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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  • Please support ECOC programs for 2017 – 2018 by renewing your membership today! Membership/renewal form available here
  • ECOC President: Constance Lapite ~ 978-621-8641 |
  • ECOC Vice President/Programs Coordinator: Janey Winchell ~ 978-542-1627 |
  • ECOC Treasurer: Buffy Pennick ~ 508-237-7825 |

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