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On Saturday, January 28, grab your hiking shoes and go on an easy hike back in time to explore a historic winter wonderland where elite athletes would come to perform in a huge winter carnival. You can also see the remnants of where a 60-foot long, 100-feet high ski jump once stood for the winter competitions. This historic walk will take place in the St. Moritz area of Quincy, meeting at the Shea Rink parking lot at 651 Willard Street, and will last about two hours. Don’t forget to dress warmly!
This is a great time of year to appreciate and discuss the beauty of our lovely park trees. On Saturday afternoon, join a DCR ranger for an hour long walk that will begin at the Museum of Science Plaza, and will take you around areas of Boston to admire the city’s trees.
On Sunday, January 29, join expert tracker David Brown at DCR’s Breakheart Reservation in search of wildlife tracks and signs. If there is snow, you may be fortunate enough to discover the trails of coyote and other animals normally associated with distant wilderness. This wildlife tracking hike will cover approximately two miles at a slower pace. Don’t forget to wear your warmest clothes and sturdy footwear. Happy hiking!
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