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.
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.