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Monthly Archives: March 2012

The spirit of spring Posted on Mar 29

The spirit of spring

Madeleine BarrMultimedia intern, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA)View Madeleine's Bio Although it has been a relatively mild winter, signs of spring still ignite positive energies and excitement within the Commonwealth.  Lunch breaks take a little longer and the walk to your T   …Continue Reading The spirit of spring

Moose on the loose! Posted on Mar 28

Moose on the loose!

Marion Larson Outreach Coordinator, MassWildlife View Marion's Bio Saturday morning, I was driving to Princeton, when I came over a hill I spotted a cow moose and yearling calf who were crossing the road at the bottom of the hill (just 200 yards away)! I immediately slowed down   …Continue Reading Moose on the loose!

Weekly Outdoor Events – 3/26/12 Posted on Mar 26

Weekly Outdoor Events – 3/26/12

Madeleine BarrMultimedia intern, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA)View Madeleine's Bio On March 28, MassWildlife and MassAudubon’s Broadmeadow Brook Sanctuary invite teachers and educators to participate in a Growing Up WILD Workshop  in Worcester that focuses on connecting young children to the natural   …Continue Reading Weekly Outdoor Events – 3/26/12

Endangered right whales are in town, watch them from shore in P-Town Posted on Mar 21

Endangered right whales are in town, watch them from shore in P-Town

Erin Burke Protected Species Specialist, Division of Marine Fisheries (DMF) View Erin's Bio Right whales are crowding the beaches of Provincetown early this year! Due to the warm winter, the appearance of these giants and their food source, zooplankton, are around six weeks ahead of   …Continue Reading Endangered right whales are in town, watch them from shore in P-Town

Weekly Outdoor Events 3-19-12 Posted on Mar 19

Weekly Outdoor Events 3-19-12

Maia Fitzstevens Multimedia intern, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) View Maia's Bio Celebrate spring this week by getting outside! Staff at the Krug Sugarbrush in Chesterfield will offer Maple Sugar Tours during the week where you can learn about how maple syrup   …Continue Reading Weekly Outdoor Events 3-19-12

Weekly Outdoor Events! 3-12-12 Posted on Mar 12

Weekly Outdoor Events! 3-12-12

Maia Fitzstevens Multimedia intern, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) View Maia's Bio Maple Month is in full swing! Don’t miss Breakheart Reservation’s annual Pancake Breakfast in Saugus, on March 17, from 9am to noon, where you can enjoy some delicious fresh maple   …Continue Reading Weekly Outdoor Events! 3-12-12

Redtail on the hunt Posted on Mar 7

Redtail on the hunt

Marion Larson Outreach Coordinator, MassWildlife View Marion's Bio Recently, I was hiking with family around a cranberry bog in Barnstable when we spotted a red-tailed hawk. The bird dove into the plant-filled bog, landed, and then “mantled” over the prey it had successfully caught.  Mantling   …Continue Reading Redtail on the hunt

Weekly Outdoor Events! 3/5/12 Posted on Mar 5

Weekly Outdoor Events! 3/5/12

Maia Fitzstevens Multimedia intern, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) View Maia's Bio With Massachusetts Maple Month kicking off and spring right around the corner, MassWildlife and the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) have a lot of exciting events in store for   …Continue Reading Weekly Outdoor Events! 3/5/12

Celebrate maple sugar days at DCR parks Posted on Mar 1

Celebrate maple sugar days at DCR parks

Hilary Katulak Press intern, Department of Conservation and Recreation(DCR) View Hilary’s Bio It’s that sweet time of year again, so join the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) as they unlock the mysteries of maple sugaring! Throughout the month of March, DCR will host activities   …Continue Reading Celebrate maple sugar days at DCR parks