The DCLT Announces Web Programming
We're happy to announce that we have a brand-new, free webinar series coming up! Please join us on the popular videoconferencing app, Zoom, for the following webinars. Register by clicking the blue button below.
Friday, May 22nd,
12 - 12:45 p.m.
Larry Dapsis, Barnstable County Entomologist, Tick Project Coordinator

Please join us for a "Tick Talk" with Larry about how to keep you and your family safe from ticks and tick-borne diseases, which have been on the rise. Please watch this short film before the webinar to better familiarize yourself with Larry's important research: Tick Days Documentary . This talk is primarily a question and answer session with Larry, so come prepared with questions!

Friday, May 29th, 12 - 12:45 p.m.
Ronald Harrison Fenn, Local Poet
Mr. Fenn has to date composed seven unpublished collections of poems, including "Southwest Collection: Desert Meditations", covering various themes. Ron will mix 10-12 of his short poems from various collections pertaining to nature and society and blend in three related poems drawn from his muse, W.S. Merwin, American Poet Laureate, followed by a question and answer session.
Friday, June 5th, 12 - 12:45 p.m.
Derek Perry, Invertebrate Fisheries Biologist, Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries

As recently as 1996 residents of Dennis and other coastal Massachusetts towns were encouraged to kill horseshoe crabs because of the crab’s role as a shellfish predator. They are now highly valued for their ecological importance and for their blood which the medical industry uses to make a product (LAL) used to test for the presence of certain types of bacteria. After years of decline, surveys conducted by the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries show that horseshoe crab abundance is increasing. This talk will cover horseshoe crab biology, population trends, horseshoe crab fisheries, management, and the development of LAL.