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Rachel Offerdahl

Rachel Offerdahl

Multimedia intern, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA)

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Celebrate the first day of winter at Kelly Rink in Jamaica Plain with a Winter Skate! There will be hot cider and popcorn to wrap up the year’s celebrations of the 20th anniversary of Southwest Corridor Park. Tuesday, December 21 is the shortest day of the year. But don’t let the darkness get you down! Come to Walden Pond State Reservation in Concord for a Winter Solstice Walk. A similar event will take place Sunday, featuring readings of seasonal writings by Thoreau. And get your bird-watching binoculars ready: next Wednesday marks the start of the annual Midwinter Bald Eagle Survey.

Check out more Massachusetts Outdoor Events on The Great Outdoors interactive Google Calendar.

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2015 DAR Agricultural Calendar: March posted on Apr 23

2015 DAR Agricultural Calendar: March

Girard’s Sugarhouse in Simsbury, CT.  The sugarhouse was built in 1887 and produces around 250-300 gallons of syrup annually.  Photo by Michael Girard March’s contest winner was Michael Girard who photographed his family’s sugarhouse in Health. Michael Girard has been a sugarmaker since 1961 when he   …Continue Reading 2015 DAR Agricultural Calendar: March

2015 DAR Agricultural Calendar: February posted on Feb 25

2015 DAR Agricultural Calendar: February

  February’s contest winner was Amanda Bettle, who photographed sheep at The Natural Resources Trust of Easton.  This photo features Dog, a former 4-H show animal and sole male sheep among the nine ewes in the Natural Resources Trust of Easton (NRT) flock. It is the mission   …Continue Reading 2015 DAR Agricultural Calendar: February

2015 DAR Agricultural Calendar: January posted on Jan 26

2015 DAR Agricultural Calendar: January

January’s contest winner was Renee Finnegan, who photographed a pensive Highland cow at Oak Meadows Farm & Garden in Rutland. Glenn and Mary Kauppila have been farming 100 acres of land in Rutland for approximately 15 years. With the help of their three adult children, they   …Continue Reading 2015 DAR Agricultural Calendar: January