Assistant Press Secretary, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA)
Nothing’s better than taking a walk on a crisp, fall day surrounded by beautiful scenery. Check out the following programs that get you outside to experience fall.
Take part in the Southeastern Massachusetts Adult Walking Club’s Let’s Take a Walk! program and join them on their weekly walk each Saturday. On October 13 at 1:00 pm, meet at the Wompatuck State Park in Hingham for an easy 2-mile trip around Triphammer Pond. All walkers ages 16 and older are invited to participate.
Attend the Wild Edibles Walk in Massasoit State Park on Sunday, October 14 from 9:00-10:30 am to experience which wild plants you can eat and what you can do with them! Adults and children accompanied by adults can attend and should meet at the main parking lot at 1361 Middleboro Avenue in East Taunton.
If you’re still hungry for more information, take a short break from walking and head over to Dighton Rock State Park to learn about the history of cranberry bogs and agriculture. Sit outside and enjoy the Cannonballs & Cranberries program from 1:00-2:00 pm on Sunday, October 14.
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.