Birders and sponsors are wanted to participate in Mass Audubon's 25th annual birding competition. The 24-hour event to benefit Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary begins on Friday, May 16, at 6 pm. Birding schedules are flexible throughout the 24-hour period and numerous prizes are awarded, including trophies to those that make the most money or record the most bird species. If you aren't interested in joining a team you can still contribute by pledging money to a birder for every species spotted during the event. To join a team, make a pledge or find out more, contact Felix Neck at 508-627-4850, or visit massaudubon.org/birdathon.
Photo by Susan Safford
Clearing the way for spring
Equipped with their own rakes and shovels, a volunteer maintenance gang gathered at Mytoi on Saturday to celebrate the new season with a morning of planting and spring sprucing up. The annual event is sponsored by The Trustees of Reservations. The Island's only public Japanese-style garden, Mytoi is located on Chappaquiddick.
May Day festivities
Friends, parents, and students of the Chilmark School welcomed spring with traditional May Day celebrations. The dancing around the May pole was accompanied with guitar and drum music. There was an array of creative activities that left both participants and onlookers happy that spring is finally here.
Cinco de Mayo, Sharky's abierto
Sharky's Edgartown opened its doors just in time to celebrate the Cinco de Mayo holiday, which celebrates the Mexican victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. The popular Mexican restaurant was packed with people both inside in the dining area and outside on the patio. Sharky's Edgartown is currently open for dinner and soon will open for lunch.