Assistant Press Secretary, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA)
On Saturday, February 2, learn how to fish the “hard water” at the Snows Pond Ice Fishing Festival in Charlton! The Charlton Conservation Commission and MassWildlife’s Angler Education Program will be co-hosting this family friendly event from 10am – 2pm. Dress for the weather–warm boots a must! Unsafe ice date will be Saturday February 16. For more information, contact Todd Girard at (508) 248-2257 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also on Saturday, February 2 at 1:30pm, the Friends of Lawrence Heritage State Park are hosting Matinee Movie at the Park. The day’s feature is the classic Marx Brothers film, Horse Feathers, which co-stars Lawrence’s own Thelma Todd! Screening will take place at the Visitor Center. Admission is free.
And remember, February 2 is Groundhog Day! Will Punxsutawney Phil see his shadow? Or will it be an early spring? Here in New England, what some people call groundhogs are actually woodchucks. Here are some facts about woodchucks!
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.