After the food is finished, what better way to relax and reflect upon the holiday than to take a walk around Walden Pond? On May 27 from 11am – 12pm and 2pm – 3pm, join a park interpreter to learn about Henry David Thoreau’s life and legacy. Perfect for all ages, the program incorporates a half-mile hike around the pond to the original location of Thoreau’s house.
Halfway through the week, on Wednesday May 29, let Mother Nature give you a natural energy boost. Take a stroll through the blooms in Maudslay State Park. Beginning at 6pm, this program lasts an hour; forget your woes of work in the ambiance of these annual blossoms and their spectacular array of colors, scents, and sights.
Grab your worms and work your way to the water – June 1and 2is Statewide Free Fishing Weekend!!! For these two days, you won’t need a license to fish in any body of water throughout the state! Parents, this is the perfect time to help your kids learn the merits of patience: Walden Pond is hosting a free fishing clinic for children ages 8-15 from 8am – 10:30am. If you’re a beginner, make your way out to either Family Fishing Day at Turner Falls, or the 22nd Annual Horn Pond Fishing Festival (from 10am-2pm and 9am-1pm respectively), where amateurs can learn about regional fish, safety, ethics, and equipment.
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