Cape Cod's Nature Place

The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History


Bird Carving Demonstration

Special Program

Tuesdays & Thursdays from June 4th to August 30th from 9:30 am to 1:00 pm

Join Cape Cod wildlife woodcarver, Stephen C. Rich, in the scenic Marshview Room at the Museum to observe a rare demonstration of a simple block of wood being transformed into a beautiful bird! Ask questions and enjoy the Eldridge Arnold Carving Workshop exhibit!

Largely self-taught, Stephen took up woodcarving in 1987 and has studied under prominent carvers including June Noll, Ernest Muellmatt, Jim Sprankle, Lynn Forehand and Greg Woodard. Starting with a few simple decoys, Stephen made steady progress into the ranks of advanced wood carvers and artisans. He has also done extensive research on his subjects, building a library of materials, photographs and videos to achieve maximum authenticity.   

Stephen has lived on Cape Cod since 1985. His studio is located near the waterways and marshlands of Osterville and Marstons Mills. This is the habitat of hawks, osprey, blue herons, ducks, swans and countless other species.  It is not only an inspiring environment, but one which permits the first-hand study of New England wildlife.

Free with Museum Admission