Events & Updates


Saturday, August 25th at 10:00A.M.: THE NOT-SO LAZY DAYS OF SUMMER

Even on the most tranquil of summer days, nature is vigorously engaged in birth and death, growth and decay, playing and hunting, eating and being eaten.  From the Sun’s imperceptible movement across blue skies, to the beating of a billion tiny hearts in fields, woodlands, … Read More

Saturday, September 1st at 10:00A.M.: NATURE SCAVENGER HUNT

Sharpen your observation skills!  This is a self-guided scavenger hunt using our nature checklist and map.  Go at your own pace while discovering nature’s beauty.

Saturday, September 8th at 10:00A.M.: VOLUNTEER CORPS WORKDAY

Help with invasive plant removal, trail work, beach clean-up, and more.  This is a great way to have fun, get some exercise and give something back to the earth.

Saturday, September 15th at 10:00A.M.: ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL COASTAL CLEAN-UP

During this annual event, thousands of volunteers across the globe help clean trash and debris from their local waterways and shorelines.  Join us and help make our own beach trash free.

Saturday, September 22nd at 1:00P.M.: THE NATURE OF BIRDS

Birds seem fragile, yet they survive many challenges in nature.  Learn what special traits, adaptations and survival strategies our feathered friends employ.

Saturday, September 29th at 11:00 A.M.: TEA IN THE GARDEN

Join us for a cup of tea and some cake while exploring the Pollinator Garden in late summer.  Enjoy the beautiful sanctuary grounds, learn about the garden plants and how you can support pollinators in your backyard and neighborhood.  Sponsored by the Friends of Read.

Saturday, October 6th at 10:00A.M.: VOLUNTEER CORPS WORKDAY

Help with invasive plant removal, trail work, beach clean-up and more.  This is a great way to have fun, get some exercise and give something back to the earth.

Saturday, October 13th at 12P.M to 5P.M.: FALL FESTIVAL AT READ SANCTUARY

It’s time once again for our fall festival!  Activities include birds of prey demonstration, live animals program, storytelling, pumpkin patch, live music, fun activities for kids, food and much more.  Sponsored by the Fiends of Read.

Saturday, October 20th at 11:00A.M.: FRIENDS OF READ ANNUAL MEETING

Find out what we’ve been doing, where the challenges and opportunities are, and who your board members are.  Share your ideas and learn about our Sanctuary Volunteer Corps.  Open to all members.  Meeting will be followed by a luncheon.

Saturday, October 27th at 1P.M.: PUPPET SHOW: “TURTLE’S WETLAND QUEST”

”Blanding” the turtle is in search of a new, safe wetland habitat.  The little pond where she lives is no longer safe because a road has been built between her pond and the place where she must go to lay her eggs.  When she meets … Read More