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.
Braille Trail Coming Soon to Watertown posted on Jul 21
The town of Watertown, in partnership with the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) will be opening a Braille Trail and a Sensory Garden, one of the few parks of its kind. Breaking ground on July 21st, this project hopes to be completed by late …Continue Reading Braille Trail Coming Soon to Watertown
Park Profiles: Groundwork Lawrence posted on Jul 15
In late April, Governor Deval Patrick and former Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs Rick Sullivan joined Mayor Dan Rivera and Senator Barry Finegold to make an exciting announcement. Governor Patrick announced a $2.75 million investment in Lawrence’s Ferrous Site to acquire a three acre …Continue Reading Park Profiles: Groundwork Lawrence
2014 DAR Agricultural Photo Calendar: July posted on Jul 1
July’s Massachusetts Agriculture Calendar Photo Contest winner was Tamara Buckley-Leclerc, who photographed pickled green beans or dilly beans at Carraig Farm in Ashby. Tamara says that dilly beans, seen in the July photo, are one of her husband’s favorites. She takes advantage of canning and freezing …Continue Reading 2014 DAR Agricultural Photo Calendar: July