Events & Updates



September 2017

Saturday, September 23 1 p.m. RAISING MONARCH BUTTRFLIES

Monarch butterflies have been in decline in the western hemisphere.  Dwayne Taylor the “Butterfly Man” will talk about these amazing creatures and how he raises them from egg to butterfly before releasing them to the wild.  Dwayne has successfully released thousands of Monarchs to join … Read More

Saturday, September 30 1 p.m. FOR THE LOVE OF BEES: TEACHINGS OF THE BEEHIVE

Bees and humankind have a long history together  The teachings of the beehive offer a beautiful and critical message for survival of both species.  Join us at the sanctuary and learn how to prepare your bees for the winter months.  This program will be presented … Read More


October 2017

Saturday, October 7 10 a.m. VOLUNTEER CORP 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 14 1 p.m. ART IN NATURE: PAINTING OUTDOORS

Get tips and instruction on how to capture the “plein-air” quality of light and open space.  Bring your own painting materials and equipment and join us at the sanctuary.  This program is primarily for experienced painters, but everyone all are welcome.

Saturday, October 21 10 a.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 21 1 p.m. THE NATURE OF BIRDS

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

Saturday, October 28 11 a.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 Corp.  This meeting is open to all members and will be followed by a luncheon.


November 2017

Saturday, November 4 1 p.m. CREATURE CONNECTIONS!

From the tiniest insect to the largest tree, everything is connected.  Discover how animals and their habitats are linked.  Explore the food web, life cycles, and predator-prey relationships in this live animal program sponsored by the Friends of Read Sanctuary.