DCR has scheduled many special outdoor activities for all ages during February school vacation week, February 19-27.
Some events include exploring Georges Island in Boston, a snowshoe hike in the Wachusett Reservoir in West Boylston, and a discovery hike around Houghton’s Pond at DCR’s Blue Hills Reservation in Milton. DCR is also extending public skating hours at many rinks.
All of these events are free, unless otherwise noted. Visit our outdoor events Google calendar for a complete list of these vacation week and other winter events.
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.