Zoom on Nature with Coffee & Kim
New series for 2021 with two zooms at month!

Kim Gaffett, The Nature Conservancy's Naturalist on Block Island, will be hosting two zoom calls a month focusing on the Island's unique ecosystems, flora and fauna.  

Join us for the next Zoom:

Cormorant Swamp & Environs

Monday January 25 at 9am

We will be exploring the many ecosystems associated with this rarely seen swamp on the edge of the New Harbor. Included will be a bit about its history as the first subject of a conservation easement on Block Island.

Upcoming Zoom Schedule

February 10: Winter Seals

Seals can be seen just about anywhere around the islands perimeter in the winter, and late February to late March is the peak time of their annual migration to this region. To learn about why they are here, what species are most likely, and, why are they laying around on the beach and balanced on rocks? Join Kim for some basic seal facts.


February 22: John E’s Tug Hole & Environs

Among other things, we will be learning about this pond’s many uses for humans and nature, how it has come to be the island’s newest addition to conservation, and … what is a tug hole.

March 10 – March Mystery

Subject(s) of focus to be determined.


March 22 – Painted Rock to Rodman’s Hollow

Celebrate the vernal equinox with Kim as she takes a long amble over hill-and-dale, from atop the bluffs edge to the lowest point in Rodman’s Hollow.

April 7 – Early Spring Flowers

Join Kim for a view of spring’s early ephemeral flowers. These are the small, often overlooked blossoms, that arrive before (sometimes during) the riot of daffodils and forsythia.


April 19 – Spring Time at Clay Head: South

There are miles of walking trails in the Clay Head Preserve, but most people stick to the coast trail. This walk will take you into the nooks & crannies of the southern areas of Clay Head in a loop from the parking area to the Cat Bird Seat, and back to the parking area.

Recorded Zooms on Nature with Coffee & Kim
March 16: Winter Ducks
November 16: Rodman's Hollow
October 19: Hippocampus/Beane Point
September 21: Dickens Farm
August 31: Breed Land
August 24: Clay Head - North
August 17: Clay Head - Middle & East
August 10: Clay Head: Mid & West - Enter at Long Lot
August 3: Dodge Cemetery & Martin Fields
July 27: Andy's Way Salt Marsh
July 20: Fresh Swamp Trail & Payne Farm Trail
July 13: Mazzur Hill and Hull Pond
July 6: Fresh Pond Trail
June 29: West Beach
Please listen out for the Gray Tree Frog, and report any sightings to kim.gaffett@tnc.org
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