The signs that winter is approaching are here: colder temperatures, shorter days and public skating! That’s right – public skating begins at Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) rinks on Wednesday, November 27th. DCR owns 42 rinks across the Commonwealth and this year, many DCR …Continue Reading Winter is Coming: DCR Ice Rinks Open Nov. 27!
“Many wild edibles can be found as close as your back yard, the vacant lot down the street, the edge of the school ball field or along a bike path.” Wise words on unexpected foodstuffs from Russ Cohen, a rivers advocate for the Massachusetts Department …Continue Reading A Woodsy Walk Could Lead To Baking A Pie
It’s that time of year again: temperatures outside are dropping, and to some insects, this is an open invitation to enter your home and hunker down for the winter. Here are three you may likely see around Massachusetts this fall: 1) Western Conifer Seed Bug …Continue Reading The Scoop on Stink Bugs and Other Home Invaders
Apple-picking has been grand and all (if you didn’t get out to an orchard it’s not too late yet!) but instead of focusing our attention up in the trees, it might be time we turn our head down and see what the ground has …Continue Reading Pumpkin Whoopee Pies
Ever heard of Food Day? Soon to mark its third year on October 24, Food Day is the nationwide celebration of healthy, affordable, and sustainable food. The Food Day movement calls attention to consuming nurturing, “real” food for the benefit of farmers, animals, the environment, …Continue Reading Food Day: A Nationwide Celebration
As the COASTSWEEP Intern, I’ve been involved in a lot of the behind-the-scenes work to get supplies, sponsors and spread the word about this event. On September 12, I finally had the opportunity to get to the beach and participate in my first-ever COASTSWEEP cleanup. …Continue Reading A Last Gasp of Summer – Perfect For A COASTSWEEP Cleanup At Constitution Beach
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The mission of the Massachusetts Environmental Police is to protect the environment and natural resources of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts through enforcement, education, and public outreach. The men and women who join this great organization go through long hours of training to become officers …Continue Reading Congratulations to Our New Environmental Police Officers
When people think, “Massachusetts,” most people don’t think, “shark.”As the weather gets warmer, many sharks migrate to New England waters. Consequently, as the ocean doubles as our playground and their home, we at the Division of Marine Fisheries (DMF) have provided information and a few …Continue Reading Shark Safety Tips
I had just pulled out of Bolton Flats Wildlife Management Area in Bolton, when something on the side of the road caught my eye. “A weasel on the road – let’s get it,” I exclaimed, excited by the prospect of scientific discovery. Making my way …Continue Reading Reporting Roadkill: A Personal Story