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Martha's Vineyard Atlas of Life with Matt Pelikan

Join the Martha’s Vineyard Libraries and Atlas of Life program director Matt Pelikan as he shares highlights of the newly-launched MVAL website. This website will serve as an outlet forcommunity members to share their sightings of flora and fauna, and a resource to learn more about the nature around them.

Launched in 2021 by BiodiversityWorks and the Betsy and Jesse Fink Family Foundation, the Martha’s Vineyard Atlas of Life project seeks to enlist a broad community of nature enthusiasts to document the distinctive biodiversity of Martha’s Vineyard. Along with acting as a destination to record and index the extraordinary biodiversity of the Island of Martha’s Vineyard; the website will also act as a centralized resource for the public to deepen its knowledge of the Island’s plants and animals.

During this event, Matt will explain how the program’s new website is recording species from across the Island through using both archival information and modern resources to log sightings past and present. Anyone can contribute to this growing Island atlas by reporting plant and animal sightings using the iNaturalist mobile app or directly on the MVAL website. Join us in learning more about how you can get involved.

The event will be hosted at the West Tisbury Library, and sponsored by the West Tisbury, Chilmark, Vineyard Haven, Edgartown and Oak Bluffs and Aquinnah Public Libraries.

Free. Email or call your local library for more information.


Saturday, December 3 at 3:30pm

West Tisbury Public Library
1042 State Road, West Tisbury, MA 02575

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Nature & Outdoors





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