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Category Archives: Birding

Welcome the Snowy Owl Posted on Dec 19

Welcome the Snowy Owl

A wintry delight has found its way to Massachusetts by flight this winter. No, Santa’s sleigh has not arrived early and no, a big superstar has not landed at Logan Airport (that we know of).  An abundance of Snowy Owls have migrated to Massachusetts and   …Continue Reading Welcome the Snowy Owl

Weekly Outdoor Events: The Earth and Beyond – June 10-16 Posted on Jun 10

When was the last time you took time to stop and smell the roses? This week, reopen your eyes to the true beauty that makes up the world. On Wednesday, June 12 at 6 p.m., explore Myles Standish State Forest to catch a glimpse of   …Continue Reading Weekly Outdoor Events: The Earth and Beyond – June 10-16

Weekend Outdoor Events – April 26-28. Celebrate Park Serve Day! Posted on Apr 26

Weekend Outdoor Events – April 26-28. Celebrate Park Serve Day!

Reginald Zimmerman Assistant Press Secretary, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) View Reginald's Bio Saturday, April 27, 2013 is Park Serve Day in Massachusetts. Park Serve Day is an initiative created by Governor Patrick to improve state recreational spaces throughout the Commonwealth by   …Continue Reading Weekend Outdoor Events – April 26-28. Celebrate Park Serve Day!

Weekly Outdoor Events – March 25-31: Easter Weekend Fun! Posted on Mar 25

Weekly Outdoor Events – March 25-31: Easter Weekend Fun!

Reginald Zimmerman Assistant Press Secretary, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) View Reginald's Bio   On Saturday, March 30, head over to the Blue Hills Reservation at 1:00 p.m. for Project Bluebird! Build and “adopt” a Blue Bird box for our feathered friends   …Continue Reading Weekly Outdoor Events – March 25-31: Easter Weekend Fun!

Weekly Outdoor Events January 14-January 20: Experience Winter Wildlife Posted on Jan 14

Weekly Outdoor Events January 14-January 20: Experience Winter Wildlife

Jenny Dranetz Multimedia intern, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) View Jenny’s Bio As we reach the middle of winter, now is the perfect time to experience all of the season’s wildlife. Learn more about nature with three events this week: Enjoy birding   …Continue Reading Weekly Outdoor Events January 14-January 20: Experience Winter Wildlife

Paddling the Squannacook River Posted on Jun 20

Paddling the Squannacook River

Marion Larson Outreach Coordinator, MassWildlife View Marion's Bio Last June, I kayaked a portion of the Squannacook River, a cold river which wends its way from the towns of Townsend, Groton and Shirley. My first experience with this river was in the mid-1980’s as a   …Continue Reading Paddling the Squannacook River

Weekly Outdoor Events 5/14/12 Posted on May 14

Weekly Outdoor Events 5/14/12

Madeleine BarrMultimedia intern, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA)View Madeleine's Bio This week, take advantage of the opportunities offered by the Massachusetts Department of Ecological Restoration (DER). DER sponsors weekly events to give you the chance to explore some Massachusetts’s pristine wetlands reserves.   …Continue Reading Weekly Outdoor Events 5/14/12

Trees, Paddlers & Wildlife Posted on Apr 25

Trees, Paddlers & Wildlife

Tim Purinton Director, Department of Fish and Game’s Division of Ecological Restoration View Tim’s Bio I am sure that our recent spate of summer-like weather has prompted many of you to pull out your canoe or kayak and get in some early-season paddling. Early spring   …Continue Reading Trees, Paddlers & Wildlife

Bird’s Eye View of the Great Marsh Posted on Apr 20

Bird’s Eye View of the Great Marsh

Madeleine BarrMultimedia intern, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA)View Madeleine's Bio This is the first post in a series about the Great Marsh. Be sure to check back to learn more about how you can enjoy and protect this wonderful and critical resource   …Continue Reading Bird’s Eye View of the Great Marsh

Weekly Outdoor Events 4/16/12 Posted on Apr 16

Weekly Outdoor Events 4/16/12

Maia Fitzstevens Multimedia intern, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) View Maia's Bio Make your way to the Hopkinton State Park on April 19, for the Hopkinton Reservoir Family Fishing Festival, sponsored by the Department of Conservation and Recreation! Cast a line, and   …Continue Reading Weekly Outdoor Events 4/16/12