critters-and-cocktails

A Unique Pairing of Appetizers and Beverages With Entertaining and Educational Talks on Wildlife of the Chesapeake Bay

Join us for a winter evening speaker series of entertaining and educational talks on wildlife of the Chesapeake Bay Region paired with appetizers and beverages! The series starts on Wednesday, January, 25th and runs every fourth Wednesday thru April 19th. Appetizers and beverages sponsored by local venues will be served at 6:30pm followed by the presentation from 7pm to 7:45pm. Cost is $8/session for CBEC Members and $10/session for non-members. Online registration is encouraged: http://www.bayrestoration.org/speaker-series.

Wednesday, January 25
Picturing the Chesapeake
Speaker: Mark Hendricks
Sponsored by: Fishermans Inn, Boordy Vineyards, ITAIPAVA, and VINCOLA SALTON

Mark Hendricks, a naturalist by trade and an award winning wildlife conservation photographer, will take us on a visual journey through the rich biodiversity of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed.  Through the lens of his camera, Mark will focus on the natural histories of the flora and fauna that make the Bay a unique resource.   His images and articles have been featured in Nature Photographer, The Maryland Natural Resource, National Parks Traveler, Africa Geographic, and his photographs grace the walls of the famed G2 Gallery of Venice, California. He is currently working on his first book to be released in 2017.

fishermans-inn   boody-vineyards   beer-itaipava   vinicola-salton

Wednesday, February 22
Wet-n-Wild Turkeys
Speaker: Judy Wink
Sponsored by: Bridges on Kent Narrows, The WINERY

Did you know that Ben Franklin wanted the turkey to be our national symbol? Join our very own acclaimed ornithologist, CBEC Executive Director, Judy Wink, for a wild discussion on a fascinating yet over looked bird…the turkey.  Who knew turkeys had such interesting sex lives?  Be prepared to have fun and even participate in a turkey calling contest at the end of the lecture.  What you learn at this session will make your next Thanksgiving dinner conversation a memorable one!

bridges-on-kent-narrows    the-winery

Wednesday, March 22
Crabs, Old Bay & Beer
Speaker: Dr. Anson “Tuck” Hines
Sponsored by: The Narrows Restaurant , and The Winery

Dr. Anson “Tuck” Hines, Director of the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center on the Rhode River, is a world-renowned expert on Chesapeake Blue Crabs.  We all love to feast on them, and have probably caught them, but what else do we know about this iconic Bay critter?  Come to this presentation and learn about the fascinating life history of our “Jimmies” and “Sooks”.

the-narrows    the-winery

Wednesday, April 19
Honey Bee-haviour
Speaker: Mike Embrey
Sponsored by: Knoxies Table, and Blackwater Distilling

Join Mike Embrey, Eastern Shore honeybee expert, for a talk on bees, their importance as pollinators, and the joys of bee-keeping.  Mike recently retired from the University of Maryland College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, where he was program manager for 20 years of the Eastern Shore Apiculture Program. He teaches bee-keeping courses throughout the region, and has traveled around the world consulting on the raising and maintaining honeybees and other agricultural pollinators.

knoxies_table    blackwater-distilling