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Happy Halloween everyone!
On Wednesday, November 2, parents and nature-loving children (recommended ages are 5-11) should head to the DCR’s headquarters in Revere at 2 p.m. for ‘Sea Turtle Surprises’. This is an exciting, hands-on learning adventure through DCR’s Coastal Awareness Program to help children understand the importance of sea turtles and to learn more about their threatened habitats.
For those with a passion for the stars, come to Astronomy Night at DCR’s Borderland State Park. On Friday, November 4 at 7 p.m., join Steve Clougherty and other local astronomers to look at Jupiter, the first-quarter moon, and the fall constellations. Bring your binoculars; large telescopes will be available with instructors. Cloudy skies will cancel, so please call the park (508-238-6566) on the day of the event to confirm.
Last, but not least, this activity is for the very active and adventurous. On Saturday, November 6, DCR's Blue Hills Reservation is offering a strenuous and rugged eight-mile Skyline Hike over the peaks and valleys of the Skyline Trail. This hike will run approximately 5-7 hours, and is recommended for ages 16 and up. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Please call 617-698-1802 (ext. 212) to register and to find out the meeting location and time for this event.
For more Massachusetts Outdoor Events, visit The Great Outdoors interactive Google Calendar.
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.