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Monthly Archives: January 2010

Go wild with coastal winter birding Posted on Jan 29

Go wild with coastal winter birding

Marion Larson Outreach Coordinator, MassWildlifeView Marion’s Bio During the winter, seabird flocks – some of which spend the rest of the year as far north as the Arctic – cruise all along the Massachusetts coast. It’s a phenomenon known among the birding community nationwide. My   …Continue Reading Go wild with coastal winter birding

PHOTO POST: Liftoff at Blue Hills Posted on Jan 28

PHOTO POST: Liftoff at Blue Hills

Lindsey Palatino Multimedia intern, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs View Lindsey’s Bio Lindsey took these photographs while attending Winterfest at the Blue Hills Ski Area in Canton on Jan. 16, 2010. Click here for more information about the Blue Hills Ski Area. Click   …Continue Reading PHOTO POST: Liftoff at Blue Hills

New guide available for outdoor enthusiasts Posted on Jan 26

New guide available for outdoor enthusiasts

Mary Griffin Commissioner, Department of Fish and Game (DFG) View Commissioner Griffin's Bio MassWildlife has just published the 2010 Massachusetts Fish and Wildlife Guide to Hunting, Fishing, and Trapping. The guide is chock full of information about permits, licenses and outdoor and wildlife education programs.   …Continue Reading New guide available for outdoor enthusiasts

Homegrown pancake topping Posted on Jan 25

Homegrown pancake topping

Anna Waclawiczek Chief of Staff, Department of Agricultural Resources (DAR) View Anna's Bio A whiff of warm syrup drizzling over hot buttery pancakes is pretty much a sure thing to ruin most anyone’s resolve on dietary New Year’s Resolutions. If you’re going to give in,   …Continue Reading Homegrown pancake topping

Stay safe on the ice Posted on Jan 18

Stay safe on the ice

Marion Larson Outreach Coordinator, MassWildlife View Marion's Bio With the recent bone-chilling temperatures, many bodies of water iced over and ice fishermen, skaters and others are impatient to get out on the ice. Before venturing onto any frozen water body, here are some common sense   …Continue Reading Stay safe on the ice

Winter farm outing, winter farmers’ markets Posted on Jan 15

Winter farm outing, winter farmers’ markets

Anna Waclawiczek Chief of Staff, Department of Agricultural Resources (DAR) View Anna's Bio Massachusetts farmers provide the Bay State with wholesome fresh produce during the growing season. Many farmers also participate in winter farmers' markets and open their land during the winter months to visitors   …Continue Reading Winter farm outing, winter farmers’ markets

Winter outdoor adventures for women Posted on Jan 15

Winter outdoor adventures for women

Ellie Horwitz Chief of Information & Education, MassWildlife View Ellie's Bio Next weekend – January 22 through 24, 2010 – the Becket-Chimney Corners YMCA and MassWildlife’s Becoming an Outdoors-Woman program are sponsoring a Women’s Wellness Weekend. Instructors from the MassWildlife’s Becoming an Outdoors-Woman program will be   …Continue Reading Winter outdoor adventures for women

FIELD REPORT: Bald eagle survey Posted on Jan 15

FIELD REPORT: Bald eagle survey

Mary Griffin Commissioner, Department of Fish and Game (DFG)View Commissioner Griffin’s Bio Commissioner Griffin reported from the first day of the annual statewide bald eagle survey – held on January 8, 2010 – when she was scouting eagles on ponds on the South Shore. The   …Continue Reading FIELD REPORT: Bald eagle survey

Backyard breakfast Posted on Jan 14

Backyard breakfast

Anna Waclawiczek Chief of Staff, Department of Agricultural Resources (DAR) View Anna's Bio Want the best tasting locally grown omelet, deviled egg or soufflé ever? DAR’s Animal Health poultry field inspector Megan Megrath says raising backyard chickens might be for you. Over the past few   …Continue Reading Backyard breakfast

Winter fun for everyone Posted on Jan 14

Winter fun for everyone

Marcy Marchello Universal Access Program Coordinator, Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) View Marcy's Bio Come out and kicksled, ski, snowshoe and ice skate with DCR’s Universal Access Programs this winter! These opportunities make it possible for people with disabilities to participate independently or with   …Continue Reading Winter fun for everyone