Pick strawberries, look diamondback terrapins, enjoy a sunset paddle, hike to a summit, and more with a wildlife sanctuary this weekend.
Head to Strawberry Day at Drumlin Farm in Lincoln. Dig in the dirt with our farm staff, meet some berry-loving animals, and, if weather permits, pick your own strawberries to take home (while supplies last; additional fee applies).
Go Beachcombing on Carson Beach with Boston Nature Center. Carson Beach and its neighbors stretch for over 3 miles and offer great beachcombing opportunities at every turn. (families, registration required)
Take an Evening Canoe on the Charles with Broadmoor in Natick. Watch as the sun sets over the river and listen for the evening sounds of birds, frogs, and other creatures. (adults, registration required)
Go on an intergenerational morning Bird Walk at Habitat in Belmont. Birders and non-birders of all ages and skill level welcome! (all ages)
Enjoy Saturday Morning Birding with Joppa Flats. Join beginners and birders of all levels to search out avian activity in the Newburyport/Plum Island area. (adults)
South of Boston
Head to Allens Pond in South Dartmouth for Yoga at Stone Barn with nothing but the sounds of birds and nature serving as the backdrop to your practice. (adults)
Cape Cod and Islands
Oystercatchers, plovers and terns, oh my! During Tracking Shorebirds at Felix Neck on Martha’s Vineyard walk the beach with a shorebird biologist to record field data, search for birds and nests, and identify bird and mammal tracks in the sand.
Join Long Pasture for Barnstable Harbor Kayak and Climb Sandy Neck Lighthouse and kayak Cape Cod’s largest barrier beach and salt marsh system. Then go ashore to climb the Sandy Neck barrier beach lighthouse and see the beautiful view. (Ages 12+, registration required)
Go on a Turtle Prowl at Wellfleet Bay and look for diamondback terrapins, a threatened species of salt marsh turtle while walking along sanctuary trails in search of nesting turtles. (adults and children ages 6+, registration required)
Go on a guided Family Canoe Paddle at Wachusett Meadow in Princeton and look for wood ducks, bullfrogs, and kingfishers. (families, registration required)
Enjoy an All Trail Interpretive Hike at Rocky Hill in Groton. Besides visiting varied habitats, highlights will include amphibian breeding pools, a heron rookery, and a chestnut oak grove. (adults, registration required)
Connecticut River Valley
Participate in a Water Chestnut Removal by Canoe with Arcadia. Water chestnut crowds out native plants and the wildlife that depend on them. It also obstructs boating and other recreational activities. (adults, registration required)
Come to Laughing Brook in Hampden, former home of the acclaimed children’s author and naturalist Thornton Burgess, for a Story Hour and Walk. Burgess’s characters are those that can be found living at Laughing Brook. (all, registration required)
Go on a Berkshire Summit Hike to Race Brook Falls and along the Taconic ridgeline to the summit of Mount Race via the Appalachian Trail with Pleasant Valley. The 6.6-mile round trip hike is rated difficult, with steep sections. The effort is worth the reward, however, since the views from the ridgeline and summit are spectacular. (adults, registration required)
Be sure to enter the 2017 Photo Contest!