American Oysters - Online

April 19, 2023 (Wednesday) 7:00-8:00pm




Douglas Lowry - Senior Teacher Naturalist - South East Region






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Capable of producing 100 million eggs in a single spawning event, this filter feeding bivalve, under certain conditions, can filter up to 50 gallons of water per day. Healthy reefs of oysters provide protection for eel grass beds to grow and subsequently house other foraging species. We will share recipes as we explore how historically, coastal communities benefitted from this tasty mollusk in their daily diet, evidenced by the acres of middens that were created by discarded shells.

This program is part of a 4-class series on Massachusetts Coastal Gems. You do not need to attend the series to fully enjoy this program. If you are interested in learning more about Diamondback Terrapins, American Oysters, Moon Snails, and Horseshoe Crabs, you can sign up for the full series to enjoy all 4 classes for the price of 3.

Instructions and Directions:

You will receive the Microsoft Teams Link to log into the program in your confirmation. An email reminder will also be sent to you 24 hours before program start.

Registration is required.

Meeting Place:

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