“Saving the Spadefoot Toad” with Mass Audubon
We are delighted to welcome Sean Kortis from Mass Audubon on Friday afternoon, September 23rd at 2 pm, for a presentation at the Falmouth Public Library! Please register by clicking here. Also, Sean will be leading a tour of the vernal pools for us at Ashument Holly on Friday morning, October 7th, check our calendar for more details!
Vernal Pools are scattered around the Cape Cod landscape and are home to a variety of secretive creatures. The eastern spadefoot toad is one of them, and is also the rarest frog species in Massachusetts. Through unique and seldom seen photographic documentation, we will explore the secret life history of this elusive and little known species and what efforts are underway in our region to save this amazing animal.
Sean Kortis is the Adult Program Coordinator for Mass Audubon’s Cape Region. Sean has a long history of working with Mass Audubon dating back to 2011. They previously worked for the organization as a Teacher Naturalist and spent several years as a technician for the Spadefoot Toad Restoration Project. Sean also spent the last 8 years working in the field of environmental conservation and protection as a Natural Resource Officer where they managed the study and protection of endangered species on Sandy Neck Beach in West Barnstable. Sean shares a passion for environmental learning, exploration, and is working to better understand how our connection to nature can guide us towards a future of sustainable living in a rapidly changing world.
While all ages are welcome, the talk is aimed at adults and teens. This program is supported in part by a grant from the Falmouth Local Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.