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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.
The View from Massachusetts posted on Sep 17
While Massachusetts can claim significant success in urban river revitalization, dam removal, cranberry bog naturalization and stream flow restoration, globally there are daunting challenges to restore highly impacted or vanishing ecosystems that will test the acumen of ecologists, engineers and politicians for years to come.
2014 DAR Agricultural Calendar: September posted on Sep 12
September’s photo contest winner was Gary Kamen, who photographed Mount Warner Vineyard in Hadley. Mount Warner Vineyards is a farm-winery located in Hadley, a small town in the beautiful Pioneer Valley. Operated by Gary and Bobbie Kamen, their philosophy is to recognize the unique characteristics of …Continue Reading 2014 DAR Agricultural Calendar: September
Calling All Shuckers! posted on Sep 3
Do you know where the oysters you ate at the raw bar last night were grown? Do you know how oysters are grown? Oysters naturally inhabited the eastern coast dating back to the 1700s, but due to over-harvesting, disease, and habitat loss, wild oysters have …Continue Reading Calling All Shuckers!