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Celebrate spring this week by getting outside! Staff at the Krug Sugarbrush in Chesterfield will offer Maple Sugar Tours during the week where you can learn about how maple syrup is made. Be sure to call a day in advance to reserve a tour.
If you like to skate, head over to Revere on Tuesday, March 20, from 11:30-1:30 pm for skating games on ice! Try out an ice sled, or rent skates to enjoy some fun ice games. This event is wheelchair accessible.
Several opportunities are in store for learning about wildlife this week. The Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts is hosting a talk on Massachusetts Endangered Species Protection, which will be given by Environmental Review Manager Jon Regosin and will take place on March 22 at 5:30pm in North Adams.
Mass Wildlife staff will be participating in the 18th annual Westfield River Symposium, which will take place on March 24 at Westfield State College. Dr. Caleb Slater, MassWildlife Anadromous Fish Project Leader, will give a talk on migratory fish restoration in the Westfield River and will also lead an afternoon field trip to the West Springfield fish ladder. Dana Ohman, MassWildlife aquatic biologist, will give a talk called “Coldwater fish: What do they wish for?” The Westfield River Watershed Association is sponsoring this event.
And for more Massachusetts Outdoor Events, visit The Great Outdoors interactive Google Calendar.
The Turtles are Coming posted on Aug 29
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
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
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.