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Monthly Archives: February 2011

Mmmm…local apple cider Posted on Feb 24

Mmmm…local apple cider

Anna Waclawiczek Chief of Staff, Department of Agricultural Resources (DAR) View Anna's Bio Agriculture is a 24/7 365-days-a-year kind of business and farmers are reminding snow lovers this winter season that local products are available in the colder months. School vacation week is a good   …Continue Reading Mmmm…local apple cider

Winter urban birding Posted on Feb 23

Winter urban birding

Marion Larson Outreach Coordinator, MassWildlife View Marion's Bio In January, my husband and I went on a birding exploration that took us to urban birding “hotspots” just north of Boston. Believe it or not, there are some wonderful urban locations where you can see a   …Continue Reading Winter urban birding

Weekly outdoor events Posted on Feb 21

Weekly outdoor events

Kate Samp Multimedia intern, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) View Kate's Bio Invite the entire family out for a free snowshoeing event at Webb State Park in Weymouth on Thursday. Snow shoes will be provided, but dress warmly and register beforehand as   …Continue Reading Weekly outdoor events

Snowshoeing adventure at Middlesex Fells Posted on Feb 17

Snowshoeing adventure at Middlesex Fells

Kate Samp Multimedia intern, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) View Kate's Bio With all the snowfall already this year, it’s a wonder I haven’t seen snowshoes easing people’s weekday commute. Snowshoeing is an easy sport to pick up—just head to a Department   …Continue Reading Snowshoeing adventure at Middlesex Fells

Get outside during February vacation week Posted on Feb 16

Get outside during February vacation week

Wendy Fox Press Secretary, Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) View Wendy's Bio DCR has scheduled many special outdoor activities for all ages during February school vacation week, February 19-27. Some events include exploring Georges Island in Boston, a snowshoe hike in the Wachusett Reservoir   …Continue Reading Get outside during February vacation week

Ahoy…Boston boat show next week Posted on Feb 15

Ahoy…Boston boat show next week

Bill Hinkley Program Director, Massachusetts Environmental Trust (MET) View Bill's Bio It may be the middle of winter but I am already thinking spring. I know there are some people out there who enjoy the cold but I’ll take a warm summer day on the   …Continue Reading Ahoy…Boston boat show next week

Weekly outdoor events Posted on Feb 14

Weekly outdoor events

Kate Samp Multimedia intern, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) View Kate’s Bio Get the kids out of the house and sledding this Saturday at the Sheepfold in Stoneham (hot chocolate will be provided). No snow? DCR rangers will lead nature hikes. Afterwards,   …Continue Reading Weekly outdoor events

Learn to track wildlife Posted on Feb 10

Learn to track wildlife

Kate Samp Multimedia intern, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) View Kate's Bio Join wildlife expert Bob Metcalfe on Sunday, February 20 to search for wildlife tracks in the woods at DCR's Walden Pond State Reservation in Concord.  The program is appropriate for   …Continue Reading Learn to track wildlife

Ice skating this winter Posted on Feb 8

Ice skating this winter

Kate Samp Multimedia intern, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) View Kate's Bio With February school vacation coming up, ice skating is a perfect winter sport to get the kids outdoors. DCR has plenty of sites that offer public skating hours and skate   …Continue Reading Ice skating this winter

Weekly outdoor events Posted on Feb 7

Weekly outdoor events

Kate Samp Multimedia intern, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) View Kate’s Bio Warm up with an oceanside campfire at Nahant Beach on Saturday (hot chocolate will be provided). If you are looking for something more active, try searching for tracks and signs   …Continue Reading Weekly outdoor events