Multimedia intern, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA)
Transitioning from fall to winter presents new opportunities to experience the outdoors. This week, discover, explore, and learn about the wilderness around you.
See Borderland State Park like never before! Attend the Full Moon Hike on Monday, October 29 from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm. Participate in the 3-mile walk lit by the beautiful full moon. Plus, join the group for some delicious apple cider afterward.
Curious about the deer and wild turkeys you see each fall? Attend the Deer Trails & Turkey Tails interpretive program at Borderland State Park. Learn more about these animals and then get out on the trails to explore their habitat on Saturday, November 3, from 9:00 am to 10:30 am.
Also on Saturday, learn about other wild animals and their transition into winter with the Tracking Wildlife: Preparing for Winter program. Identify tracks and other wildlife activity during this two hour walk from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm at F. Glibert Hills State Forest. Space is limited so make sure you pre-register!
For more great events happening this and every week, check out our outdoors calendar for events near you.
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.