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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. Wetlands are home to a large number of diverse wildlife and bird species, and DER guides will point out all the hidden spots where these animals like to nest. Some of the tours take you by foot through the nature paths, and others allow you to paddle in your kayak right down the river. This week alone, DER will be sending experts to lead explorations of the Quinsigamond River, the Ispwich River, the Weweantic River, and the Muddy River in the Charles River Watershed.
Also on Saturday, May 19, the 19th annual EarthFest celebration is taking place at the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation’s (DCR) Hatch Memorial Shell on the Charles River Esplanade. EarthFest is a free, family-friendly event to celebrate the earth. The event will showcase national and local music acts, environmentally-friendly products and local non-profit environmental organizations presented by Whole Foods in conjunction with DCR.
Learn more about EarthFest is available here!
And remember to check out the Great Outdoors interactive calendar for a complete listing of outdoor events in Massachusetts. Bookmark the MassWildlife events page too, for wildlife related talks, events, hikes and more!
2014 DAR Agricultural Calendar: September posted on Sep 12
September’s photo contest winner was Gary Kamen, who photographed Mount Warner Vineyard in Hadley. Mount Warner Vineyards is a farm-winery located in Hadley, a small town in the beautiful Pioneer Valley. Operated by Gary and Bobbie Kamen, their philosophy is to recognize the unique characteristics of …Continue Reading 2014 DAR Agricultural Calendar: September
Calling All Shuckers! posted on Sep 3
Do you know where the oysters you ate at the raw bar last night were grown? Do you know how oysters are grown? Oysters naturally inhabited the eastern coast dating back to the 1700s, but due to over-harvesting, disease, and habitat loss, wild oysters have …Continue Reading Calling All Shuckers!
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?