Upcoming Expeditions

 The Amphibian Breeding Migration 2016
Date: Saturday- April 2
Time: 10am to 2pm

 

The woods come to life with the first warm rains of March.  Wood frogs and Spotted Salamanders awake and head to breeding pools.  Become a volunteer and learn how to rescue these creatures who are being slaughtered by the thousands by cars who unknowingly kill them.  Send an email for location and meeting details:  scott@eepinc.org

 

 

 

Seal Encounter / Fun”d” Raiser

  • Date:  Saturday- March 9th, 2013
  • Time:  12:30- 3pm
  • Location:  Project Oceanology, Groton, CT

Join Scott and Race on the most spectacular seal encounter in Connecticut and see a large colony of Harbor and Grey Seals on Fishers Island as they rest on the rocky shore.  These pinnipeds have made a long journey from the Gulf of Maine to enjoy our “warm” southern New England Waters for the winter.  Once April comes around 99% of these guys will head north until next December.  Along with supporting Project O your $40 per person admission will help us produce Expedition New England for another year!

To reserve your spot go to the home page and hit the blue button “Donate Now!”  I’ll contact you via email to keep you posted on other details.

 

 

 

Amphibian Invasion
Date: March 30, 2013
Time: 10am to 2pm

Description: Searching for amphibians in Southern Connecticut during January sound a bit crazy but not to Scott Tucker! Our vernal pools are teaming with aquatic life in the winter and with help of hip waders, a net and a keen eye you will experience the myriad of creatures thriving in the 33 degree water. We will search for obligate species like Marble Salamanders and Ferry Shrimp that require these special water sources to survive. As a bonus anyone interested will be invited to join Scott in a scene for his internet video series called “Expedition New England.”

 

The Everglades National Park
Date: April 2013

The Everglades is the only place in North America will you be able to encounter two species of Crocodilia in one ecosystem.

The American Crocodile and the American Alligator!  Scott will get closer to these reptiles than he has ever gotten before to learn about there life cycle and current environment.


 

Searching for Copperheads!
Date: June 29th “Saturday” 2013
Time: 12pm to 4pm

Description: Connecticut is home to a fantastic population of snakes! As for non-venomous species we have the Black Rat Snake, the Northern Black Racer, the Northern Ringneck Snake, the Eastern Garter snake, the Eastern Worm snake, the Smooth Green Snake and the Northern Brown. Only two species are venomous; The Northern Copperhead and the Eastern Timber Rattlesnake. Odds are slim you’ll ever see either one unless you decide to join Scott on this adventure. Since most of the these reptiles are non-venomous searching for them is both fun and safe. On this day trip Scott Tucker you will be face to face with the worlds most gentle and misunderstood animals that often times end up killed out of fear and ignorance. Learn about their life cycle, diet and habit needs.

 

Mako Shark Expedition #1 – Pt. Judith, RI
Date: June 30th “Sunday” 2013 “Private trip”
Time: 6:30am to 5pm

Look for an episode of  our first trip of the year aboard the Snappa with Capt. Charlie Donilon where we jump in the water with sharks!  That’s right . . . sharks.  Odds are very high we will enounter Blue Sharks and with a little luck we will see the prize known as the Mako Shark.  Dolphins, Sea Turtles and Whales of all types are often encountered as well.  Scuba diving license is not required for those who want to snorkel with the sharks and watch all the action from the play pen “see the link” for more details.

http://www.snappacharters.com/index.html

 

Sharks in Long Island Sound
Date: August 1st, 2013
Time: 9pm till 2am

Inspired by my son “Race August Tucker” I will set out to catch and release a once common creature known as the Sand Shark.  It’s name is actually the Smooth Dogfish “I hate that name” so lets stay with the Sand Shark.  Known to grow in excess of 4′ these guys are nocturnal feeders who once thrived in Long Island Sound but due to our relentless assault on marine life to feed Homo sapiens sharks like these are headed toward extinction.  Due to the pressure for shark fin soup by Asia our sharks populations are down to 20% of what they once were.  It’s all thanks to the ancient myth about magical powers bestowed to those how consume shark that people “to this day” still believe.

 

Mako Shark Expedition #2 – Pt. Judith, RI
Date: September 1 “Sunday” 2013 “Open to Public”
Time: 6:30am to 5pm

This trip is offered thru the Connecticut Audubon Eco-Travel out of Essex.   Join us for our second trip this year aboard the Snappa with Capt. Charlie Donilon where we jump in the water with sharks!  That’s right . . . sharks.  Odds are very high we will encounter Blue Sharks and with a little luck we will see the Mako Shark.  Dolphins, Sea Turtles and Whales of all types are often encountered as well.  Scuba diving license is not required for those who want to snorkel with the sharks and watch all the action from the play pen “see the link” for more details.

http://www.snappacharters.com/index.html

 

Sea Turtle Rescue- Cape Cod
Date: December 6,7,8-  “Friday, Saturday, Sunday” 2013

Each December Cape Cod becomes a life or death moment for the lives of hundreds of endangered Sea Turtles.  Loggerhead, Green, Kemps Ridley and even the gigantic Leatherback Sea Turtle can become “stunned” by the cold waters in New England before they can safely make their way home to warmer waters via the Gulf Stream.  Join Scott on another adventure of a life time by aiding in the effort by combing the beaches for these awesome reptiles and rushing them to a rehabilitation center.

The Future Abroad: Africa 2014

Join the Expedition Earth Safari in Tanzinia

“Can’t come? Support the effort by making a tax deductible donation to help us produce a documentary mini series about the African wildlife and the native people who are depending upon eco tourism.  To learn more about this trip go to;

http://eepinc.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/Tanzania-2013-with-Scott-Tucker.pdf

One comment

  • Matthew Glascoff

    Hi Scott,

    My son Benjamin (the 4 year old) and I really loved this past Saturday’s salamander trip. Even with the crappy weather it was such a fantastic learning experience. We learned so much about salamanders (and frogs, toads, turtles and snakes). You are a great guide/teacher. You obviously know an incredible amount about the natural world and your enthusiasm is unmatched. We plan on signing up for upcoming snake expedition in May (though I did not yet see it on the CT Audobon calender).

    I wanted to ask you – Can you give the exact addresses of the two vernal pools we visited as I would like to take my wife, son and daughter there some evening to see if we can see the spotted salamanders swimming around. We would obviously be very careful to minimize any disturbance to the ecosystem.

    Thanks, Matt Glascoff

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