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Looking to get outside with the kids during the February school vacation week?
On Thursday, February 21, you can learn about the wildlife that lives in and near your neighborhood from Southeast District Wildlife Manager Jason Zimmer at the Plympton Public Library located on 248 Main Street, at 10:30 a.m. This is a free presentation for families and others interested in learning about their wild neighbors.
Also on Thursday, head over to the Quabbin Reservoir at 10 a.m. for the Aquatic Critter Open House! Join DCR Aquatic Biologist Paula Packard for a hands-on look at skulls, birds and some of the other small and large critters that live in and around the Quabbin reservoir. Please call (413) 323-7221 for more information and reservations.
On Saturday, February 22, head over to the DCR Stony Brook Reservation in Hyde Park to join the Boston Snow Dogs and the Yankee Siberian Sled Dog Club in a fun and educational presentation on dog sledding in New England. Meet some furry sled dogs and cheer them as they run. The event is happening 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. at the 75 Turtle Pond Parkway.
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