Outreach Coordinator, MassWildlifeView Marion’s Bio
Fall is a fabulous time to be outdoors with its dazzling colors, crisp air and increased wildlife activity. Whenever I’m hiking, birding or hunting, I try to be sure I’m properly prepared. Weather changes in the fall can be quick and extreme, so I’ll tie a windbreaker or fleece top around my waist in case temperatures drop or winds start to pick up. Carrying water (in refillable bottles) is always part of my gear. Now that hunting seasons have opened, I’ll also pull on my blaze orange cap or vest for my weekend jaunt up Mt. Wachusett or short walk in the Westborough Wildlife Management Area. Hunters and other outdoor folks appreciate the safety aspects of visibility! Whatever outdoor activity you choose this fall, taking some simple safety precautions will make for a more enjoyable experience.
What do you do to prepare for an outdoor adventure? What do you take with you?
Enjoy the season!
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!