Assistant Press Secretary, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA)
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.
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.