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The Martha's Vineyard Times

The Martha's Vineyard Times is a weekly publication.
August 18 - 24, 2005 Edition
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BIRDS, BEACHES, BIKES, AND HIKES


Bird Walks Tues., 8 am through August 23, members free, non members $10. Chilmark Community Center. 508-645-9484.

Cape Poge Lighthouse Tours Daily, 9 am and 2 pm, through Columbus Day weekend; meet shuttle at Chappy side of Edgartown-Chappaquiddick ferry. Travel via oversand vehicle. Led by The Trustees of Reservations. $20; $12 children 15 and under; members $15; $10. Reservations recommended: 508-627-3599.

Cape Poge Refuge Natural History Tours Daily, 9 am and 2 pm, through Columbus Day weekend; meet shuttle at Chappy side of Edgartown-Chappaquiddick ferry. Travel via oversand vehicle. Led by The Trustees of Reservations. $35; $18 children 15 and under; members $30; $15. Reservations recommended: 508-627-3599.

Cape Poge Quest Treasure hunt. Self-guided adventure. Four-wheel drive and OSV permit required. Materials and instructions at the property. Free. 508-693-7662.

Cape Poge Wildlife Canoe and Kayak Tours Daily, 9 am and 2 pm, through Columbus Day weekend; meet shuttle at Chappy side of Edgartown-Chappaquiddick ferry. Led by The Trustees of Reservations. $35; $18 children; members $30; $15. Reservations recommended: 508-627-3599.

Creature Feature Wed., June 29-Sept. 31, 10:30-11:30 am, Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary, Edgartown-Vineyard Haven Rd., Edgartown. Children ages 3 to 5 will learn about a new animal each week through crafts, short walks, stories, and live animal visitors. $8 for adult and child; $6 members. 508-627-4850.

Exploring Sengekontacket by Kayak Mon., June 27-Aug. 29, 10 am-noon; Wed., June 29-Aug. 31, 4:30¬6:30 pm, Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary. Each trip includes basic instruction and boat safety. View tern colony, see oystercatchers and other shore birds, visit Sarson's Island. Ages 11 and up (those 11 to 18 must be accompanied by an adult paddler). $30; $25 members. Preregister: 508-627-4850.

Family Astronomy Thurs., Aug. 4, 8:30-9:30 pm, Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary, Edgartown-Vineyard Haven Rd., Edgartown. Explore night sky, learn basic astronomy. Ages 5 to adult. 508-627-4850.

Family Fridays July 8-Aug. 19, Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary, Edgartown-Vineyard Haven Rd., Edgartown. July 8, 15: nature memory book. July 15, 29: discover birds. July 22, Aug. 5, 19: insect search. Ages 6 an up. $8; $6 members. 508-627-4850.

Family Fun At Long Cove Wed. and Sat., in July and Aug., 1 pm, Long Cove Pond at Long Point Wildlife Reservation, West Tisbury. Naturalists present pondside family program; topics change weekly. Free with Long Point admission; or $3; children free. 508-693-7392.

Family Canoe Trips Fri., July 1-Sept. 2, 10 am-noon, Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary. Each trip includes basic instruction and boat safety. Paddle Sengekontacket with naturalist. Ages 6-10 ride with two adults; age 11-18 ride with one adult. $30; $25 members. Preregister: 508-627-4850.

Fishing Discovery Tours Daily, 8:30 am and 1:30 pm, through Columbus Day weekend; meet shuttle at Chappy side of Edgartown-Chappaquiddick ferry. Travel by oversand vehicle to Wasque Point and Cape Poge. Fishing gear included. Sponsored by The Trustees of Reservations. Members only. $60 adults, $25 children. Special memberships available. Reservations required: 508-627-3599.

Marine Discovery Tour Tues., July 5-Aug. 30, 5:30-7:30 pm, Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary. Cruise from Oak Bluffs Harbor with Capt. John and Mass. Audubon naturalist. Explore the waters of Vineyard Sound aboard the Coast Guard-licensed vessel Skipper. $35; $30 members; children under 12, $5 less. Preregister: 508-627-4850.

Menemsha Hill Quest Menemsha Hills Reservation, self-guided treasure hunt. Materials and instructions available at the property. Free. 508-693-7662.

Moonlight Paddle August 18, 6:45-8:45 pm, Long Point Wildlife Refuge, West Tisbury. Watch sunset and moonrise, learn about moon lore, and look and listen for nocturnal wildlife. Sponsored by The Trustees of Reservations. Clear nights only. Canoes and kayaks provided. Adults 16 and over. $45; members $40. Reservations required: 508-693-7662.

Owl Program Thurs., 9:30-10:30 am, Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary. Gus Ben David and Eurasian Eagle Owl, Angel. Weekly through Aug. 25. $8; $6 for members. 508-627-4850.

Pocha Pond Self-Guided Canoe and Kayak Tours Daily, 9 am-5 pm, through Columbus Day weekend. Sponsored by The Trustees of Reservations. Paddle your own canoe or kayak, follow self-guided map. Canoes/kayaks available. Members only; $25 for half-day; $35 full-day. Reservations recommended: 508-627-3599.

Polly Hill Arboretum 809 State Rd., West Tisbury. Grounds open daily, 7 am-7 pm, except Wed. No dogs. Visitors Center: 9:30 am-4 pm, plant and book sale. Daily guided tour, 2 pm, or by appointment. Adults $5 donation, members and children under 12 free. 508-693-9426.

Tisbury Great Pond Wildlife Canoe and Kayak Tours Daily, 8:30 am, 11 am, 1:30 pm, through Sept. 15; meet at Long Point Wildlife Refuge winter side parking lot, Deep Bottom Rd., West Tisbury. Sponsored by The Trustees of Reservations. Canoes and kayaks provided. $20; $10 children under 15; members, $15; $10. Reservations required: 508-693-7392.

Seashore Discovery Mon., July 11-Aug. 15, 1:30-3 pm; Thurs., June 30-Sept. 1 Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary, Edgartown-Vineyard Haven Rd., Edgartown. Meet sea creatures, learn biology and conservation. Wear shoes that can get wet. All ages. $8; $6 members. 508-627-4850.

Snorkeling Thurs., July 14-Aug. 18, 1-2:30 pm, Felix Neck. Sengekontacket Pond. Masks and snorkels provided, or bring your own. $14; $12 members. Preregister: 508-627-4850.

Snakes and Turtles Tuesday Tues., June 28-Aug. 30, 10-11 am, Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary, Edgartown-Vineyard Haven Rd., Edgartown. Learn about survival, behavior, and conservation. Safe learning experience for all ages with Gus Ben David. $8; $6 members. Rain day, following Wed. 508-627-4850.
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