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Rachel Offerdahl

Rachel Offerdahl

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

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It may be cold out, but there’s still plenty to do! Come to Hoyoke or Gardner for Winter Wonders Family Fun on Wednesday or Thursday, or check out Nature Crafts for kids in Concord on Thursday. You can also visit Myles Standish State Forest in South Carver on Wednesday to learn about glaciers and forest fires on the Fire and Ice Hike. And if you see a bald eagle between Wednesday, Dec. 29, and Wednesday, Jan. 12, report it to the MassWildlife at (508) 389-6300!

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

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The Turtles are Coming posted on Aug 29

The Turtles are Coming

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

2014 DAR Agricultural Calendar: August

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

Not From Around Here: Green Crabs

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.