Multimedia intern, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA)
As we reach the middle of winter, now is the perfect time to experience all of the season’s wildlife. Learn more about nature with three events this week:
Enjoy birding and wildlife? Love Boston Harbor Cruises? Combine the two for the Winter Wildlife Cruise on Saturday, January 19th! Departing from Quincy or Boston, discover wildlife as you cruise through Boston Harbor, the outer islands and Hingham Harbor. The cruise lasts from 10:00 am to 2:30 pm from Quincy Shipyard or from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm from Long Wharf in Boston.
Get your entire family learning about the outdoors with the Winter Family Hike. Experience winter wildlife as you hike along Easthead Reservoir Trail on Sunday, January 20th from 10:00 am to 11:30 am. Meet at Myles Standish State Forest headquarters in South Carver for this 2.5 mile hike.
Also on Saturday, January 20th is the Winter Greens Hike. Walk with a DCR naturalist through different habitat types in Nasketucket Bay State Reservation and experience the area’s winter greens! The hike, appropriate from ages 8 and up, is from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm.
Calling All Insect-Loving Volunteers! posted on Jul 30
I always thought wasps were the bad guys growing up. But smokey-winged beetle bandit wasps (Cerceris fumipennis) are actually the good guys – used to kill off an invasive species. This specific type of wasp (that does not sting) catches Emerald Ash Borer (EAB), a …Continue Reading Calling All Insect-Loving Volunteers!
A Whale of a License Plate posted on Jul 28
Wish your license plate was more identifiable? Want to save whales? Well, there is a way to achieve both of these at once. Perhaps the old saying about hitting two birds with one stone should be “do two cool things with one easy payment to the …Continue Reading A Whale of a License Plate
Before the Boston Seafood Festival, Reconsider the Lobster posted on Jul 23
Everything that you have been told about lobsters is a lie. Okay, maybe not everything. But despite the popularity of the lobster industry (and it’s a very popular industry—bringing in over $53 million dollars in Massachusetts alone), many popular beliefs about the lobster’s existence are …Continue Reading Before the Boston Seafood Festival, Reconsider the Lobster