Horseshoe crabs are one of the most ancient animals on earth, as well as one of the most unusual and most useful to mankind. In the midst of the crab’s spring spawning season, the Mattapoisett Land Trust invites the public to join its members and friends on May 11 for a lecture about horseshoe crabs by Vin Malkoski, Senior Marine Fisheries Biologist for the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries in New Bedford. We will learn more about what makes this arthropod so unique and important to Massachusetts fisheries and what we can do to ensure that horseshoe crabs continue to visit Mattapoisett each spring.
The lecture will take place at the Friends’ Meeting House on Marion Road (Route 6) in Mattapoisett beginning at 1:00 pm. The presentation is part of the Land Trust’s annual meeting and will follow a potluck lunch at noon, to which the public is also invited.
For more information about the presentation, visit the MLT website at www.mattlandtrust.org or leave a voice message at 774-377-9191.