20 Memorable Events for 20 Memorable Years

RINHS turns 20 years old in 2014. To celebrate these 20 memorable years we’re planning 20 memorable events.

We’re still working on many event details. Check back closer to the event to get the latest or follow us on Facebook for regular updates.

01 No Leaves, No Problem: Identifying Woody Plants… Workshop w/ Kieth Killingbeck and Tim Mooney January 25 10 am to 1 pm USFWS Kettle Pond Visitor Center, Charlestown.

02 Mark D. Gould Lecture Series: The Passenger Pigeon: Lessons for Today from an Extinction a Century Ago Lecture by David Blockstein February 27 7 pm Swan Hall, URI, Kingston.

03 Debauchery in the Dark: Amphibian Mating Season Night-time Rambles w/ Nancy Karraker and Lou Perrotti April 5. W. Greenwich Community Center.

04 Bird in Hand: Banding & Breakfast Activity w/ Kim Gaffett, Ocean View Foundation and Block Island Bird Banding Station. April 19 7 am. Home of RINHS Director David Gregg, Saugatucket Road, Wakefield.

05 Mark D. Gould Lecture Series: River Herring in Rhode Island: Can Our Rivers Run Silver Again? Lecture by John Waldman and Phil Edwards April 24 7 pm Save the Bay, Providence.

06 RI BioBlitz 2014 Orientation Social and workshop May 1 5:30-8:30 pm Roger Williams Park Zoo Education Center

07 RINHS Annual Meeting and Movie Night. Come hear the latest about RINHS, cast a vote for directors, and have dessert with fellow naturalists. Screening of Microcosmos follows. Meeting 5:30 pm, movie 7:15 pm. Weaver Auditorium, Coastal Institute Kingston, URI Kingston.

08 RI BioBlitz 2014 Biodiversity Investigations June 13-14 Rocky Point Park, Warwick. Pre-registration Required

09 Moth Week Moth Mingles Workshops and walks w/ David Gregg July 13-19 various locations TBA.

10 Bat Night Workshop and walk details TBA

11 Beach Seining & Investigations of Biodiversity on the Edge Outdoor exploration w/ various leaders August 23 9 am-1 pm Barrington Exact location TBA.

12 Bioluminescent Mushrooms: Spirits of the Forest Lecture by Taylor Lockwood September 19 7 pm Swan Hall, URI, Kingston.

13 Bird Banding on the Block Day long expedition w/ Kim Gaffett September 27 Block Island

14 Mark Gould Lecture October Details TBA

15 Geology of Block Island Walk w/ Jon Boothroyd Details TBA

16 Rhode Island Natural History Week various events November 1-9 various sites TBA; Distinguished Naturalist Award and Reception November 7 or 8 (TBA) at Quonset O Club.

17 Wreaths & Nature Crafting Walk and Workshop w/ Hope Leeson November 8 Time TBD Location TBD.

18 RINHS Holiday Potluck Dinner and Party December 9 5:30-8:30 N. Kingstown Knights of Columbus.

More events to come…