Look for shorebirds, go on nature walks, fly a kite, listen to bird-inspired classical music, and more with a wildlife sanctuary this weekend.
Sanderling © David Clapp
Cape Cod and Islands
Spend the day at Long Pasture in Barnstable Getting to Know Your Digital Camera. (adults, registration required)
Head to State Beach for Saturdays at Sengekontacket, a one-hour program run by a Felix Neck naturalist that explores the nature of Sengekontacket Pond on Martha’s Vineyard. (All ages)
Take an Early Morning Bird Walk at Wellfleet Bay. From pine woodlands and freshwater pond to salt marsh and beach, Goose Pond Trail’s diverse natural communities offer diverse bird sightings. (adults, registration required)
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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)
Go Beach Combing on Duxbury Beach, part of North River’s Family Fun Days series.
More South of Boston
Fly a Kite at Boston Nature Center. Bring your own kite or make one here. (families, registration recommended)
Take a guided Evening Stroll at Boston Nature. Listen to the night insects and bird calls and watch for the first stars of the night. (adults, registration recommended)
More in Greater Boston
Join Joppa Flats for Focus on Shorebirds to explore the Newburyport area looking for a range of shorebirds including black-bellied and semipalmated plovers, greater and lesser yellowlegs, semipalmated and least sandpipers, short-billed dowitchers, willets, Hudsonian godwits, and more. (adults, registration required)
Drop in to Joppa Flats before the beach, after the beach, or instead of the beach to Meet Beach Creatures in a 110-gallon tide pool touch tank. Volunteers interpret the amazing animals you may or may not have seen on your own beach visits and answer all the “why, what, how” questions you want to know.
More on the North Shore
Learn to connect with the natural world in a healing, calming, grounding, and replenishing way through a Shinrin-Yoku Forest Breathing Guided Sanctuary Walk at Wachusett Meadow in Princeton. (adults, registration required)
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Connecticut River Valley
Enjoy the beauty of Arcadia in Easthampton and Northampton during a relaxed Seasonal Nature Walk. Bring a bag lunch for a picnic after the walk! (adults, registration required)
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Go on a Naturalist Guided Canoe Trip in October Mountain State Forest. Explore the coves and inlets of this beautiful lake and we’ll go ashore to eat a snack, visit forest plant communities, and search for signs of animals such as porcupines and moose. (adults, registration required)
Tanglewood Music Center Fellows will play from Messian’s Catalogue of the Birds at Pleasant Valley in Lenox. This intimate (and free) concert experience, which celebrates music, birds, and the nature of the Berkshires, is part of Tanglewood Takes Flight. (adults, registration required).
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