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Category Archives: Birding

Weekly Outdoor Events 4/9/12 Posted on Apr 9

Weekly Outdoor Events 4/9/12

Maia Fitzstevens Multimedia intern, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) View Maia's Bio Get outdoors or learn something new about your environment this weekend! This upcoming weekend is full of educational and hands-on outdoor events for residents and visitors of the Commonwealth. On   …Continue Reading Weekly Outdoor Events 4/9/12

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

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 – 2/27/12 Posted on Feb 27

Weekly outdoor events – 2/27/12

Madeleine BarrMultimedia intern, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA)View Madeleine's Bio On Tuesday, please join the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife’s chief of Hatcheries, Ken Simmons, for a discussion about Trout Stream Insects.  This talk will be especially pertinent for those interested in   …Continue Reading Weekly outdoor events – 2/27/12

PROFILE: Tom French — Doing good for wildlife Posted on Feb 1

PROFILE: Tom French — Doing good for wildlife

Reginald Zimmerman Assistant Press Secretary, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) View Reginald's Bio Tom French truly is a cool guy. He’s collared black bears in the woods, inspected peregrine falcon nests from high above the Boston city skyline and has shooed away   …Continue Reading PROFILE: Tom French — Doing good for wildlife

Enjoys some post-Turkey Day outdoor events Posted on Nov 23

Enjoys some post-Turkey Day outdoor events

Edward M. Lambert Jr. Commissioner, Department of Conservation & Recreation (DCR) View Edwards's Bio In between pushing yourself away from the Thanksgiving table and launching into the December holiday season, why not take some time to enjoy some exercise in the great outdoors?    DCR welcomes   …Continue Reading Enjoys some post-Turkey Day outdoor events

Weekly outdoor events 11/13 Posted on Nov 14

Weekly outdoor events 11/13

Jessica Macfarlane Multimedia intern, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) View Jessica's Bio Contrary to my previous post, this week is a busy one, boasting several fun events!  On Wednesday, November 16 at 3 p.m., DCR Headquarters in Revere is hosting ‘Hovering hummingbirds’.  Join DCR   …Continue Reading Weekly outdoor events 11/13

Weekly outdoor events Posted on Jul 4

Weekly outdoor events

Tracey Workman Multimedia Intern, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs View Tracey Workman's Bio Visit DCR's Bue Hills Reservation this Saturday, July 9 from 1 to 3p.m. to join the Blue Hills Adult Walking Club in hiking the loop around the base of Great   …Continue Reading Weekly outdoor events

Loons get special treatment at DCR reservoirs Posted on Jun 22

Loons get special treatment at DCR reservoirs

Dan Clark Director of Natural Resources, Department of Conservation and Recreation, Division of Water Supply Protection View Dan's Bio Many people are familiar with the haunting call of the Common Loon (Gavia immer) from trips to northern New England. These fascinating fowl were extirpated (absent   …Continue Reading Loons get special treatment at DCR reservoirs

Urban birding Posted on May 31

Urban birding

Bob Greco Chief of Staff, Department of Fish & Game (DFG) View Bob's Bio It is certainly not a secret among avid bird watchers, but most people who live in and around Boston probably don’t realize how fantastic the bird watching opportunities are in the   …Continue Reading Urban birding