On Saturday, March 19th MassWildlife staff will host a Becoming an Outdoors Woman (BOW) workshop called Hunting 101. This is a session for women who would like to plan a hunt – either with gun or camera — but don’t know where to begin. It is for novice hunters who have always wondered how the expert hunters locate hotspots. It’s easy. With a solid knowledge of the target species and a set of topographic maps, anyone can learn to identify promising locations.
The workshop attendees will get this training, then check their findings with staff to confirm whether they had selected good areas. The last time this workshop was offered, participants walked into unfamiliar territory and were able to select areas right away where the group found an abundance of tracks and wildlife signs. Preregistration is required and a few spots remain. If you want notification about future BOW events, sign onto the program’s email notification list.
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!