Assistant Press Secretary, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA)
On Sunday, January 22 head to the Hammond Pond Reservation in Newton at 1 pm for the Winter Ramble! Join a DCR ranger on a winter stroll through the wooded trails and Roxbury Puddingstone outcroppings. Parties will also explore nearby Houghton Garden’s historic trails in Newton. Call 617-333-7404 ext. 101 to register and get the meeting place.
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.