Multimedia Intern, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs
It’s Father’s Day this weekend! Instead of the usual breakfast in bed, take your dad out for a nice summer hike on Sunday, June 19, 2011 at 1 p.m. in Milton. You and your dad will pair up with a DCR Ranger and journey through the woods on a three mile hike around DCR's Blue Hills Reservation. The reservation is home to many different plants and animals, and you might even catch a glimpse of the endangered timber rattlesnake!
All parents and children 8 and up should meet at DCR's Shea Rink parking lot at 651 Willard Street in Quincy. Chickatawbut Road will be closed during the weekend with hopes that many more families will also spend their Father’s Day outdoors!
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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.