Critters & cocktails logo and photoCritters and Cocktails : A Lecture Series at CBEC
January – April 2019

Join us for the 2019 season, which will feature a series of talks on wildlife of the Chesapeake Bay Region.
The program will be held in CBEC’s Education Building in Grasonville, MD.  The lectures will be held on Thursdays
with refreshments & beverages starting at 6:30pm  and the actual presentation from 7-7:45pm.
Cost will be $10/session for CBEC
Members; $15/session for Non-Members.
SAVE Money by prepaying for all 4 sessions!

Thursday, January 24th  Judy Wink:  The Secret Lives of Green Herons

This presentation will be delivered in the dynamic “storytelling” format that only CBEC’s Executive Director, Judy Wink, can master! You will enjoy learning the many interesting facts about the natural history of Green Herons which are a common–but elusive–species in the Bay area.

While earning undergraduate and master’s degrees in education, wildlife biology, environmental studies, and wildlife management administration,  Judy Wink kept an eye out for ways she could make a difference in society and the environment. Becoming professionally involved in the education and conservation fields, pushing green products and green systems for sustainability, and nurturing her lifelong passion of ornithology kept her focused and on course.

Spanning five decades, Wink’s work brought her to a number of Pennsylvania locales where she held positions at conservation and environmental education centers including the PA State Game Commission. She also taught in the Pennsylvania public school system and at Cedar Crest College in Allentown.

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Thursday, February 21st  Dr. Mike Raupp:  Bugs of the Bay

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Thursday, March 21st  Renowned Wildlife Photographer Jay Fleming:  Exploring the life of the Blue Crab

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Thursday, April 25th    Jean-Francois Therrien:  Vultures-The Face Only a Mother Could Love

Back from last year, our favorite French-Canadian JF will dispel myths about the misunderstood Vulture and all their quirky behaviors. He will also review recent results from Hawk Mountain Sanctuary’s research program on Vultures worldwide. Don’t be surprised if you learn a few French sayings along the way–including the words for how and why vultures regurgitate!

Ph.D. Biology. Joined Hawk Mountain in 2011.
After completing an academic internship with Hawk Mountain in the fall of 2002, JF returned nine years later as Senior Research Biologist. He now leads the Sanctuary’s research projects in the Arctic and is also involved in several studies including the movement ecology of New World Vultures and Peregrine Falcons across the Americas.

When he’s not monitoring the long-term American kestrel nest-box program or helping with the migration counts from the Sanctuary’s lookout, JF can be found teaching statistics to Sanctuary trainees and enjoying life with his wife and two young children.

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