On June 6, in Harold Parker State Forest, all ages are welcome to come and learn about their neighbors in the woods. From 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., a park interpreter will be teaching about the variety of animals that make their home in the forest, and their habits. For more information, call (978)475-7972.
It’s supposed to be a beautiful 70 degrees in Sandy Point State Reservation on Friday June 7, so make your way down and look beyond the beach you see. From 10 – 11 a.m., hike along the seldom-explored side of the Western trail, and investigate the salt marsh and sand dunes, and associated ecology and geology. Get your hands dirty! For more information, call (617)372-6730.
Finally, to top off your Massachusetts creature feature, join Rick Roth of the Cape Ann Vernal Pond Team for a special event on Saturday June 8 in Halibut Point. From 1 – 2 p.m., you’ll be able to learn about snakes in New England, snakes in California, snakes in the tropics, and other slimy, scaled inhabitants. For more information, call (978)546-2997.
The end of this first week in June is sure to be a fun one, so grab your sunscreen, bug spray, and water bottle, and take a walk on the wild side of Massachusetts.
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.