Talkin’ Otters

Wildlife biologists Luanne Johnson and Elizabeth Baldwin are hoping Island hikers will be on the lookout for otter trails and slides in the woods this winter. The two are studying the Island’s river otter population with a goal of mapping otter habitat and understanding the diet of these aquatic mammals — the top predators in our coastal ponds.

Ms. Johnson will present their preliminary findings and offer instruction on how to recognize otter tracks and trails at the Chilmark Public Library on Thursday, Jan. 6 at 5 p.m. The program is free and presented by the Friends of the Chilmark Public Library.

Please call the library at 508-645-3360 for more information.