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On Friday, April 27, the Bushnell-Sage Library in Sheffield will host a talk on local wildlife. Learn about the wildlife in your community, from bats and bears, to fish and beaver from MassWildlife District Manager, Andrew Madden. For more information, call the library at (413) 229-7004.
Have you ever wanted to learn the basics of firearms, using a gun, or shooting a bow and arrow? On Saturday, April 28, head over to Hanson for Shooting Sports Day for Outdoors Women and Men, an event for beginners sponsored by MassWildlife and the Hanson Rod and Gun Club. Experts will help you learn the basics. Be sure to make it if you plan on applying for an F.I.D. or an L.T.C. card. Registration materials can be found here.
More Massachusetts outdoor events can be found at the Great Outdoors interactive Google Calendar.
The Turtles are Coming posted on Aug 29
With a migration pattern that stretches thousands of miles, it is no surprise that Massachusetts is home to four types of turtles during the summer, all of them protected by local and international law. And while you probably know that sea turtles often frequent the Massachusetts beaches, can you identify them?
2014 DAR Agricultural Calendar: August posted on Aug 25
Augusts’ Massachusetts Agriculture Calendar Photo Contest winner was Cara Peterson, who photographed a high tunnel greenhouse at Flats Mentor Farm in Lancaster.
Not From Around Here: Green Crabs posted on Aug 22
As part of its work to assess salt marsh health, staff from the Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management (CZM) have frequently observed abundant green crabs, often burrowing in the banks of marsh creeks. This summer, CZM is examining the potential impacts of green crabs in salt marsh habitats, including the impact of burrowing activity.