Category Archives: Get Outdoors

What To Do This Weekend: March 25-26

Check out sheep-shearing and maple sugar festivals, watch woodcocks dance, learn how to garden sustainably, and more at wildlife sanctuary this weekend.

Greater Boston

Celebrate spring at Drumlin Farm’s Woolapalooza, an annual festival featuring fiber, food, and fun! Check out a sheep-shearing demonstration, visit the lambs, and see local fiber artisans at work. Note: This is a popular event so plan accordingly!

Join Broadmoor on Sunday, March 26, at The Natick Center for the Arts for this year’s Jean and Henry Stone Memorial Lecture—”Human Health and the Environment“—with Nobel Laureate Dr. Eric Chivian. (adults, registration required)

Go on a Woodcock Walk with Blue Hills Trailside Museum to learn a little about these strange birds that are full of surprises. (adults and children ages 8+, registration required)

Head to Boston Nature Center for Solar Energy Science to learn about the inner workings of solar panels, see some in action, and learn about the features of Boston’s first green building. (adults and children ages 12+, registration required)

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North of Boston

Want a beautiful flower or vegetable garden without using chemical insecticides and herbicides?Sign up for Ipswich River’s Beneficial Bugs, Pollinators, and Your Garden in Topsfield and walk away with new understanding and appreciation for beneficial insects. (adults, registration required)

Celebrate the Sea at Joppa Flats in Newburyport with a full day of indoor activities and exhibits that focus on our ocean giants, such as whales, sharks, and sea turtles. (all ages)

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South of Boston

Participate in a Coastal Waterbird Workday at Allens Pond in Westport and help Mass Audubon’s Coastal Waterbird Project erect fencing that is used to symbolically fence off areas where two beach nesting birds, the piping plover and the American oystercatcher, nest. (adults, registration required)

This program was cancelled. Get the Most Out of Your Smartphone Camera at Stony Brook in Norfolk. Learn how to compose, crop, edit, and share photos and then head out to put those camera phones through their paces. (adults, registration required)

Attend an all-day outdoor Greening Your Garden Workshop in Marshfield and learn how to reduce energy, water usage, and labor for sustainable vegetable, flower and herb gardens. (adults, registration required)

Last chance to take part in Moose Hill’s Maple Sugaring Festival in Sharon. Go on a 90-minute tour and learn about the history of maple sugaring, ending at the sugar shack for a sweet taste. (all ages, registration required)

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Cape Cod

Go Winter Birding Around Pleasant Bay in Harwich to catch a glimpse of  sea ducks and other waterfowl. (adults, registration required)

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Central Massachusetts

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

Come witness the Dance of the American Woodcock at Arcadia in Easthampton and Northampton. Normally a reclusive forest dweller, the male of this game bird species takes center stage in his springtime dance to attract a female. (adults, registration required)

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What To Do This Weekend: March 18-19

Go snowshoeing, search for beavers, make cheese, learn about maple sugaring, and more at a wildlife sanctuary this weekend.

Snowshoes at Wachusett Meadow

Berkshires

Head to Pleasant Valley in Lenox to Build a Bluebird Nest Box. Assemble pre-cut bluebird nesting box kits and learn where and how to place their boxes in the right habitat. (all, registration required)

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Connecticut River Valley

It’s never too early to start birding. During Family Bird Fun at Arcadia in Easthampton and Northampton learn an aspect of birding and then head outside for practice. (families, registration required)

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Central Massachusetts

Go on a Snowshoe Walk or Winter Hike at Wachusett Meadow in Princeton to see how exceptionally beautiful the winter woods and meadows are exceptionally when hushed by a blanket of snow. Warm-up hot chocolate provided! (adults, registration required)

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North of Boston

Head to Ipswich River in Topsfield for an evening Owl Prowl to look and listen for barred, great horned, and screech owls. Before we head out on our nocturnal adventure, we’ll learn fun owl facts in our cozy Barn using real owl mounts, feathers, and talons. (all, registration required)

Enjoy Saturday Morning Birding around the best year-round birding locations in the country: the Newburyport/Plum Island area. Beginners and birders of all levels are welcome. (adults)

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Greater Boston

During Drumlin Farm’s Simple Cheesemaking Workshop in Lincoln, learn to make and sample several different cheeses, including yogurt cheeses, paneer, mozzarella, and fresh goat cheese. (adults and teens 14+, registration required)

Learn About Spring at Boston Nature Center with a scavenger hunt, a nature art project, and a garden activity. We will also learn about the importance of the equinox, and how the amount of daylight affects animals’ activities and appearances. (families, registration requested)

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South of Boston

Journey back in time to enjoy the time honored tradition of turning sap to syrup at Moose Hill’s Maple Sugar Festival in Sharon. Go on a 90-minute guided tour, meeting costumed characters from the past, and visit the “sugar shack” where we turn sap into authentic maple syrup. All will get to taste! (all, registration required)

Hike along Attleboro Spring’s accessible Reflection Trail using your senses to investigate natural wonders as part of a Sensory Exploration. (all, registration required)

Explore Stony Brook in Norfolk after dark to search for Beavers at Night. Start the evening with a short discussion of their natural history and some hot chocolate before heading out on the trails. (adults and children ages 6+, registration required)

During Tracking: Footprint Mysteries and Telltale Signs at North Hill Marsh in Duxbury, uncover what animals have been active at the sanctuary. (adults and children ages 10+, registration required)

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Cape Cod

Go In Search of Winter Waterfowl with Wellfleet Bay. Ducks, loons, and grebes are plentiful on open water throughout the winter and early spring. Bring binoculars; we’ll provide a scope. (adults, registration required)

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What To Do This Weekend: March 11-12

Experience owls day and night, maple sugaring, outdoor meditation, nature walks, and more at a wildlife sanctuary this weekend.

Screech Owl at Owls Live

Greater Boston

Enjoy the wonders of owls during Owls Live Festival at the Museum of American Bird Art in Canton. See live owls from Blue Hills Trailside Museum, find out what makes owls unique, and which owls you can find in your own backyard!

Got a hankering for pancakes? Head to Drumlin Farm on Saturday or Sunday for their Sap-to-Syrup Farmer’s Breakfast. Enjoy freshly made pancakes, see how sap is collected, and learn about Native American sap-to-syrup sugaring techniques. (registration required)

At Habitat’s Sugaring Celebration in Belmont, learn how maple syrup is made from sugar maple trees, try few sugaring activities, hear stories, and visit our tapped sugar trees. We’ll boil down a little of our sap and taste! (registration required)

Go on a Full Moon Family Owl Prowl at Broadmoor in Natick.  Learn about owl calls, behavior, and habitat while searching for our resident screech, barred, and great horned owls. (families, registration required)

Are you stressed out? Join Boston Nature Center for a guided Outdoor Meditation Walk around the sanctuary. The natural world will be our setting for reflection and stillness. (adults, registration required)

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North of Boston

Ipswich River in Topsfield is hosting two days of Sugaring Off Tours. Learn how to identify a sugar maple, observe tapping and sap collection methods, watch the sap being boiled down in the sugarhouse, and get a sweet taste of the final product. (all, registration required)

Looking for something to do with your kids this weekend? Join Joppa Flats’ Miss Lisa for free ocean-related programs at Boston Sea Rovers Kids Day in Danvers. Family presentations about whales and the world of penguins, tide pool touch tanks, and much more.

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South of Boston

Enjoy a members-only Family Exploration of Stony Brook in Norfolk. Bring your camera, binoculars, and curiosity for an enjoyable walk to learn about the natural history of our area as well as some of the animals and plants that can be found at the sanctuary. (families, registration required)

Bring the kids to Oak Knoll in Attleboro for Roots & Shoots, a program that helps to place the power and resources for creating practical solutions to big challenges in the hands of the young people. (children ages 8-13, registration required)

No bird is better to ring in the breeding season than the American Woodcock.  Join Allens Pond in South Dartmouth for a Wild, Wild Woodcock Walk to witness their courtship ritual at dusk. (adults, registration required)

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Cape Cod

Wellfleet Bay is hosting the 22nd Cape Cod Natural History Conference, a full day of talks on a diversity of natural history topics from presenters across Cape Cod. (adults, registration required)

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Central Massachusetts

Go on a a Family Owl Prowl at Wachusett Meadow in Princeton. First, we’ll read Owl Moon by Jane Yolen and examine owl pellets. After, we” head outside to take a walk in search of owls. (families, registration required)

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What To Do This Weekend: March 4-5

Enjoy maple sugaring, owl prowls, harbor seals, winter birds, bees’ wax, and more at a wildlife sanctuary this weekend.

Greater Boston

During Maple Sugaring for All at the Boston Nature Center, tap, collect, and boil down sap while learning the history of maple sugaring. (all, registration required)

Update: This program was cancelled. Go on an Family Owl Prowl Adventure at Broadmoor in Natick to search for our resident screech, barred and great horned owls. (families, registration required)

At Drumlin Farm in Lincoln, find out how bees make wax  and learn how humans have used it in the past and present during Busy Bees’ Wax. We’ll make candles and decorations to take home, and have a buzz of a time. (families, registration required)

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North of Boston

During Harbor Seals and Hot Chocolate at Joppa Flats in Newburyport, we’ll head over to Salisbury Beach State Reservation with thermoses filled with hot chocolate to watch these charismatic creatures through our scopes and binoculars. (families, registration required)

Ipswich River’s Sugaring Off Tours continue this Saturday and Sunday. On our naturalist-guided tours, learn how to identify a sugar maple, observe tapping and sap collection methods, watch the sap being boiled down in the sugarhouse, and get a sweet taste of the final product. (all, registration required)

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South of Boston

Join Tidmarsh Farms’ owners and Mass Audubon naturalists for a Guided Walk around Tidmarsh Farms, the site of the largest freshwater wetlands restoration in Massachusetts and potential new Mass Audubon wildlife sanctuary. (all, registration required)

Head to the Stone Barn Farm at Allens Pond in South Dartmouth to Build and Install Eastern Bluebird Nest Boxes and learn more about cavity-nesting species and what you can do to help them. (all, registration required)

Explore Oak Knoll in Attleboro after dark on a Family Owl Prowl. Start indoors with an interactive owl presentation. After, we will head out on the trail to listen for evidence of our feathery friends. (all, registration required)

Learn how to impress your friends on your next walk during Tree Identification Made Easy at Stony Brook in Norfolk. Examine the clues including bark patterns, twigs, buds, and fruit to identify many common plants in your back yard. (adults, registration required)

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Cape Cod

Go In Search of Winter Waterfowl with Wellfleet Bay. Ducks, loons, and grebes are plentiful on open water throughout the winter and early spring. Bring binoculars; we’ll provide a scope. (adults, registration required)

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Central Massachusetts

Enjoy a Saturday Morning Bird Walk at Broad Meadow Brook in Worcester. We’ll teach you the basics of birding and bird identification during an easy-to-moderate walk along the trails. (adults, registration required)

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Connecticut River Valley

Do you wonder what Mass Audubon is doing to protect habitat and how local wildlife populations are affected by our efforts? Join Mass Audubon staff for a free Arcadia Ecological Update to find out about the management of wildlife habitat and the results of numerous biological surveys. (adults)

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What To Do This Weekend: February 25-26

Build a wood duck box, go sugaring, search for hawks and owls, learn how to keep bees or chickens, take nature walks, and more at a wildlife sanctuary this weekend!

Northern harrier © Kim Caruso

Berkshires

Join Pleasant Valley for a hands-on Kestrel and Wood Duck Nest Box Workshop in Lenox. We’ll share information about the fascinating natural history of these birds as well as how to identify an appropriate location for your box. All materials and equipment are included in the program fee. (adults and children ages 5+, registration required)

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Connecticut River Valley

During Winter Raptors at Arcadia, visit both the east and west meadows in Northampton to search for red-tailed hawks, northern harriers, and even hardier falcons like the merlin. (adults, registration required)

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Central Massachusetts

Go on a a Family Owl Prowl at Wachusett Meadow in Princeton. First, we’ll read Owl Moon by Jane Yolen and examine owl pellets. After, we” head outside to take a walk in search of owls. (families, registration required)

Head to Broad Meadow Brook in Worcester to meet some of the wild creatures all around us. During Nature of Your Backyard presentations from the Creature Teachers, you might meet a fisher, skunk, turtle, fox, or even a flying squirrel. This presentation features live animals and explores the lives of these fascinating creatures. (all, registration required)

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North of Boston

Ipswich River in Topsfield is hosting two days of Sugaring Off Tours. Learn how to identify a sugar maple, observe tapping and sap collection methods, watch the sap being boiled down in the sugarhouse, and get a sweet taste of the final product. (all, registration required)

Spend a Sunday morning Focusing on Seabirds with Joppa Flats on Cape Ann. We expect to find sea ducks, loons, grebes, and gulls seeking shelter in the cape’s many coves and inlets and in the protected harbors. (adults, registration required)

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Greater Boston

Get in intro to raising Backyard Chickens at Drumlin Farm in Lincoln. We’ll cover breeds of chickens, housing and feeding needs, egg production, and more. Plus, work with the chickens for hands-on experience. (adults, registration required)

Come and enjoy gentle strolls through Habitat in Belmont during a Morning Bird Walk as we look for signs of change as winter recedes and spring approaches. Be ready for surprises! (all)

Thinking of keeping bees? Head to Boston Nature Center for an Introduction to Beekeeping. We’ll talk about what it takes to keep a busy, productive hive of bees happy; where to get bees of your own; how to set up and maintain a hive; and what types of activities and time commitment are required throughout the year. (adults, registration required)

Have Fun with Animal Footprints and Signs at Broadmoor in Natick. Look for tracks and signs of otters, rabbits, deer, coyote and many other animals. Learn what tracks can tell us about which animals are active during the winter, where they go and how they survive. (families, registration required)

Go on an Adult Owl Prowl with Blue Hills Trailside Museum in the wee hours of the morning. We’ll search the winter woods for signs of great horned owls, screech owls, saw-whets and other native owls. (adults, registration required)

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South of Boston

Duxbury has a long tradition of acquiring vital conservation properties. During Explore Duxbury’s Hidden Gems, we’ll visit a number of both new and old acquisitions that highlight diverse ecosystems-celebrating winter’s offerings from forest, field, marsh, bay, and thicket. (all, registration required)

Bring the kids to Oak Knoll in Attleboro for Roots & Shoots, a program that helps to place the power and resources for creating practical solutions to big challenges in the hands of the young people. (children ages 8-13, registration required)

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It’s Maple Sugaring Time

Learn how sap is turned into syrup and taste sweet treats during an upcoming maple sugaring program! Details below.

  • Blue Hills Trailside Museum in Milton offers Maple Sugar Days at Brookwood Farm in Canton on March 18 and 19. Learn how maple sugar was made through the ages and sample some delicious syrup.
  • Drumlin Farm in Lincoln gives visitors the opportunity to get an up-close view of a working maple syrup evaporator. The wildlife sanctuary offers related family programs. Plus, tuck into a hearty meal at the Sap-to-Syrup Farmer’s Breakfast on March 11 and 12.
  • Ipswich River in Topsfield presents sugaring-off tours in February and March and other programs that show how the sweet stuff makes it from tree to table. Don’t miss the annual Spring Flapjack Fling on March 18—eat a pancake breakfast, go on a sugaring tour, or do both!
  • Moose Hill in Sharon throws a Maple Sugaring Festival on March 19, 25, and 26. Take part in fun activities and go on a guided walk to discover the history and process of turning sap into syrup.
  • North River in Marshfield has a Maple Sugaring Celebration on March 4. Participate in outdoor stations that explore maple trees and tree tapping throughout history, tap a tree, and sample different grades of syrup and maple sugar with silver dollar pancakes.
  • Boston Nature Center in Mattapan hosts two Maple Sugaring events: one for all ages on March 4 and another one geared to adults on March 11. Tap, collect, and boil down sap during both programs. The adult program, there will also be a discussion on how climate change impacts maple sugaring.
  • Habitat in Belmont celebrates sugaring during its weekend Sugaring Celebration (March 11) and weekday Going to the Maple Tree (March 14 & 16).

Ready to make your own maple products? The Audubon Shop sells taps, how-to guides, and books with maple sugar history, science, and recipes.

What To Do This Weekend: February 18-19

Celebrate eagles, go snowshoeing, learn how to bird, take care of farm animals, and more at a wildlife sanctuary this weekend.

Bald Eagle © Dominic Poliseno

North of Boston

Head to Newburyport for the annual Merrimack River Eagle Festival for a full day of fun indoor and outdoor activities celebrating the return of our bald eagles! Learn more about these magnificent birds and the habitat they share with us.

Looking to get into birding? During Ipswich River’s Birding for Beginners in Topsfield, learn how to choose the right binoculars and what to look and listen for to help identify these beautiful creatures. (adults, registration required)

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Greater Boston

Take part in Afternoon Chores and More at Drumlin Farm in Lincoln. You’ll feed the chickens, collect eggs, and bring hay to sheep, goats, and cows. (families, registration required)

Go on a Guided Snowshoe Adventure at Broadmoor in Natick. Explore animal tracks and paths and have a fun adventure on a winters day. (adults, registration required)

During Winter Backyard Birding at Boston Nature Center, learn how to use binoculars, go on a bird hike and create some seed and fruit art for the birds to enjoy. Binoculars will be provided if needed. (families, registration encouraged)

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South of Boston

Explore Oak Knoll in Attleboro after dark during a Family Owl Prowl. Start indoors with an interactive owl presentation about the  “Owls of Massachusetts” and owl Pellet dissection. After, we will head out on the trail to listen for evidence of our feathery friends. (families with children ages 7+, registration required)

During a Snowshoe Trek at North Hill Marsh Wildlife Sanctuary in Duxbury, we’ll point out natural history highlights that are unique to winter. Plus, enjoy a trail snack and thermos of hot cocoa. (adults, registration required)

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Cape Cod

Take a Winter Tree Identification Workshop at Ashumet Holly in Falmouth to learn about some of its interesting tree varieties including the famous Franklinia Tree. (adults, registration required)

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Central Massachusetts

Go Snowshoeing for Families at Broad Meadow Brook in Worcester, We’ll teach you how to use snowshoes before heading out onto the trails, where we will look for signs of wildlife. (families with children ages 5+, registration required)

Learn about the more than 30 resident mammals and birds leave tracks at Wachusett Meadow in Princeton as part of Beginner Tracking and Animal Signs for Adults. You’ll learn to identify a dozen animals by their tracks and help collect information on sanctuary wildlife and habitats. (adults, registration required)

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Connecticut River Valley

Bring the family for Tracking and Animal Signs at Laughing Brook to find out what animals can be found at this wildlife sanctuary in Hampden. (families with children ages 5+, registration required)

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Berkshires

Strap on snowshoes (or microspikes, depending on conditions) and join Pleasant Valley for a Lenox Mountain Wintery Hike (2,126 feet). We’ll track wildlife, identify trees by their bark, and (on a clear day) take in a 50-mile view from the top. (adults)

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What To Do This Weekend: February 11-12

Go snowshoeing, build a bat house, search for owls, make a science experiment, and more at a wildlife sanctuary this weekend.

Berkshires

Head to Pleasant Valley in Lenox for a hands-on Bat House Building Workshop to build a bat box. We’ll share information about bats in our area and their natural history as well as how to identify an appropriate location for your bat box. (adults and children ages 5+, registration required)

Search of tracks, scat, and other signs of animals during Understanding Tracks and Signs adventure at Canoe Meadows in Pittsfield. You’ll learn new tools to unravel the who-done-it mysteries that take place out in nature while we’re snug and warm inside our homes. (adults and children ages 6+, registration requested)

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Connecticut River Valley

If your child likes goo, Ooey Gooey Science at Arcadia in Easthampton/Northampton is for them! We’ll create gooey stuff, learn the steps of the scientific method, and the difference between recipe science and creating a science experiment. (children ages 7-12, registration required)

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Central Massachusetts

If you can walk, you can snowshoe! During Broad Meadow Brook’s Snowshoeing for Families in Worcester, learn how to use snowshoes before heading out onto the trails. We will teach you how to look for signs of wildlife as we enjoy the beauty of the sanctuary in winter! (families, registration required)

Adults can take a Moonlight Snowshoe Hike at Pierpont Meadow in Dudley, where the wide paths, meadow and waterfront vistas, resident owls, and towering pine groves are a wonderful setting for a moonlit winter walk. (adults, registration required)

Wachusett Meadow in Princeton is also hosting a Snowshoe Hike. Learn about equipment and safety and then head out for a walk. After, warm up with hot chocolate, and toast marshmallows by the campfire. (adults and children ages 7+, registration required)

Greater Boston

During the Lunar Eclipse Walk at Boston Nature Center, snowshoe under the moonlight  as we learn about the night sky and the animals that thrive under it. (adults and children ages 5+)

Go on a Family Owl Prowl with naturalists from the Blue Hills Trailside Museum in Milton. Discover some of the unique adaptations of owls, practice owl calls, and meet some of the museum’s resident owls before going on a night hike to search for owls and other nocturnal life. (families, registration required)

Explore the Wonders of Wool: Felting at Drumlin Farm. This introductory class will familiarize you with basic needle felting tools and techniques. You’ll be amazed at how quickly you catch on as you create and personalize a felted creation of your own! (adults, registration required)

Broadmoor in Natick is also hosting a Full Moon Owl Prowl where you can learn about owl calls, behavior and habitat. Explore the sanctuary under moonlit skies listening for our resident screech, barred and great horned owls. (families, registration required)

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North of Boston

Head to Joppa Flats in Newburyport for Saturday Morning Birding to search for birds in one of the best year-round birding locations in the country. Beginners and birders of all levels are welcome to drop in and join us. (adults)

During this week’s Sense of Wonder Walk at Ipswich River in Topsfield, will read Fox’s Dream by Keizaburo Tejima and then wander along the trails to look for tracks or signs left by foxes and other mammals. On our return, create a fox mask to take home. (families, registration required)

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South of Boston

Bring the kids to Oak Knoll in Attleboro for Roots & Shoots, a program that helps to place the power and resources for creating practical solutions to big challenges in the hands of the young people. (children ages 8-13, registration required)

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Cape Cod

Take an “armchair” trip through one of Alaska’s jewels and highlight discoveries from over 30 kayaking expeditions to this incredible wilderness during Long Pasture’s Prince William Sound: Land of Salmon and Ice talk in Barnstable. Alaskan cobbler will be provided as a tasty treat to supplement the presentation! (adults and children 16+, registration required)

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Day Trip

Have Brunch with Eagles by taking a trip along the Connecticut River from its outlet into Long Island Sound up stream to Haddam, Connecticut. See spectacular views of the eagles as they perch on trees along the river at such locations as Gillette Castle State Park near the Goodspeed Opera House. Then relax and warm up as we enjoy a leisurely and delicious brunch at the famous Griswold Inn in Essex. (adults, registration required)

ICYMI: Broad Meadow Brook’s Sanctuary Takeover

In case you missed it, Broad Meadow Brook Wildlife Sanctuary in Worcester recently took over the Mass Audubon Instagram feed to share a little bit about the sanctuary. Check out the posts!

What To Do This Weekend: February 4-5

Go to an owl fest, take a nature walk, climb a mountain, learn about the moon, and more at a wildlife sanctuary this weekend.

Barred owl via USFWS

Greater Boston

See owls up close during the Owl Festival at Broadmoor in Natick. Attend the 1 pm or 3 pm show on Saturday and then head outside for an evening owl prowl. (registration required)

Have you been entertained by the goats at Habitat Education Center in Belmont? Now you can return the favor! During a Goat Social Session, help brush and exercise the goats while learning about their personalities and lifestyle. (adults and children ages 8+, registration required)

Learn about the life histories of local wildlife and the different types of tracks and signs that these residents leave behind during Tracks and Signs at Boston Nature Center. We will hike the sanctuary to search for tracks, chews, and scat and discover who left them and the stories they tell. (adults, registration required)

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North of Boston

Get an Introduction to the Moon at Ipswich River in Topsfield. Learn basic lunar facts and— weather permitting—tour the stars of the winter constellations through a large reflector telescope. (adults and children ages 10+, registration required)

Join the folks from Joppa Flats for Saturday Morning Birding and visit spots in Newburyport and Plum Island, some of the best birding destinations in the country. (adults)

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South of Boston

Go on a Family Nature Hike at Oak Knoll in Attleboro to learn about local flora and fauna while getting a little exercise. (free for members, registration required)

Head to Stony Brook in Norfolk for Family Tracking and enjoy a morning of winter exploration in search of animal tracks and signs of deer, coyote, fox, fisher, otter, mink, rabbit, and mice. (adults and children ages 5+, registration required)

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Cape Cod

Join Wellfeet Bay for Sea Change, an environmental film series featuring documentary screenings and panel discussions. This weekend’s film: Saving Jamaica Bay. All films in this series are screened at the Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theatre in Wellfleet. (adults and children ages 12+, registration required)

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Connecticut River Valley

Learn about the natural history of one of our most common birds, the American Crow. Watch a slideshow about crows and their relatives, and then head to Springfield or Greenfield where we hope to observe a spectacular natural event as the birds congregate by the thousands at a nighttime roost. (adults, registration required)

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Berkshires

Strap on snowshoes (or microspikes, depending on conditions) and join Pleasant Valley for a Lenox Mountain Wintery Hike (2,126 feet). We’ll track wildlife, identify trees by their bark, and (on a clear day) take in a 50-mile view from the top. (adults)

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