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This is the week to take a good look around and enjoy the beautiful nature that surrounds you. There are paddle trips this week on the DCR’s Blackstone River, the Ipswich River, and a special sunset paddle along the Slocum River in South Dartmouth. Each of these trips will allow you the unique opportunity to interact with nature and mosey right down the middle of a watershed reservation that is bursting with bird and animal life. Then, on Friday you can join ecologist Julie Richburg to search for the Juniper Hairstreak butterfly along the banks of the Connecticut River and through the hills above Holyoke. We found 41 Hairstreaks in 2009 but none in 2010.
On Saturday, May 26, at 10am starts Glendale Falls Scenic Work Day. We are looking for some wonderful volunteers to help us repair nature trails and spruce up the scenic area. Some of the most stunning waterfalls in Massachusetts are located here, and you can be a part of their preservation. If you are not able to make any of the river tours, the butterfly hunt, or nature restore day, I challenge you to take note of at least two beautiful things you find in the nature around your own home. Feel free to share with us in the comment section below!
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!
Increased Carbon Sequestration: Another Reason to Hug a Tree posted on Nov 6
Over the course of more than 20 years, a recent Harvard Study found that with longer growing seasons eastern forests are sequestering more carbon than ever before—as much as 26 million metric tons more. And the Massachusetts forests were already doing a lot to offset our …Continue Reading Increased Carbon Sequestration: Another Reason to Hug a Tree
2014 DAR Agricultural Calendar: October posted on Oct 29
October’s Massachusetts Agriculture Calendar Photo Contest winner was Steve Golson who photographed Hereford beef cattle at Sorli Farm in Carlisle. Sorli Farm has been operated by three generations of the Sorli family since 1745. The family purchased the land in 1914, so it’s fitting that the …Continue Reading 2014 DAR Agricultural Calendar: October
Wood: The Future (and Past) of Green Infrastructure posted on Sep 30
Wood, one of the oldest building materials in human history, might also be the greenest.