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Category Archives: Birding

Get in to the Great Outdoors with Outdoorswomen! Posted on May 25

Get in to the Great Outdoors with Outdoorswomen!

Ellie Horwitz Chief of Information & Education, MassWildlife View Ellie's Bio On the first weekend in June, I invite any interested women to join me in Becket with other women who want to learn some great outdoor skills such as archery, bird watching, canoeing, Dutch-oven   …Continue Reading Get in to the Great Outdoors with Outdoorswomen!

Weekly outdoor events Posted on May 9

Weekly outdoor events

Kate Samp Multimedia intern, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) View Kate's Bio Go out birding with the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) in Brighton this Saturday. Spring is a great time for birding because migratory songbirds and more are returning to   …Continue Reading Weekly outdoor events

Earth Day 2011 Posted on Apr 21

Earth Day 2011

Reginald Zimmerman Assistant Press Secretary, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) View Reginald's Bio Tomorrow commemorates the 41st anniversary of the first Earth Day and Massachusetts residents can take part in a myriad of activities that celebrate the environment! Join in a community-wide   …Continue Reading Earth Day 2011

Get outside during April Vacation Week Posted on Apr 14

Get outside during April Vacation Week

Wendy Fox Press Secretary, Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) View Wendy's Bio Beautiful spring weather has finally arrived. Now that it has, the Massachusetts state parks will be the place to be.  Fields and forests, lakes and streams – they are beautiful and interesting   …Continue Reading Get outside during April Vacation Week

Barred owls: Who cooks for you? Posted on Apr 7

Barred owls: Who cooks for you?

Marion Larson Outreach Coordinator, MassWildlife View Marion's Bio One late February afternoon, after a light snowfall, I happened to look out the window and there perched in a tree was a Barred Owl! This large (16 to 20 inches in height) owl is brown on   …Continue Reading Barred owls: Who cooks for you?

Weekly outdoor events Posted on Mar 28

Weekly outdoor events

Kate Samp Multimedia intern, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) View Kate's Bio This Saturday, trek to Belle Isle Marsh to spot spring migratory birds. Bring your own binoculars. If birding isn’t your thing, take a stroll on the Charles River Esplanade instead.   …Continue Reading Weekly outdoor events

Weekly outdoor events March 14 – 20 Posted on Mar 14

Weekly outdoor events March 14 – 20

Kate Samp Multimedia intern, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) View Kate's Bio If you are an early childhood educator, check out the Growing Up WILD workshop this Satruday in Somerville and learn how to engage children in activities that get them interested   …Continue Reading Weekly outdoor events March 14 – 20