What a busy week ahead of us! Fill up your calendar with what’s coming up.
Friday, May 20
Friday Evening Hayride and Campfire
4 and 6 pm | All ages
Join us for a hayride as spring moves into summer. Watch for birds flying at dusk and evening fireflies before stopping at our campfire for stories, s’mores, and a special nighttime visitor.
Teen Night at Drumlin Farm
7–10 pm | Teens
Explore Drumlin Farm’s trails by moonlight, stargaze at the top of the drumlin, and listen for owls and night creatures.
Saturday, May 21
Birding by Ear Field Trip: Wompatuck State Park
6:30 am–1:30 pm | Adults
Spring migrants and returning breeders establishing territories offer wonderful opportunities for a tremendous variety of sounds to learn and practice.
Discovery Day: Birds, Birds, Birds
10 am–4 pm | All ages
What is it about birds that makes them so fascinating? Visit our new Wildlife Blind, practice backyard bird ID with a teacher-naturalist, and meet some of our songbirds and raptors!
Sunday, May 22
Bird Banding at West Hill
7:15 am–1:30 pm | Ages 9+ w/Adult
Join us at the bird banding station at West Hill Park in Uxbridge. We will walk the net lanes and hopefully catch a variety of warblers, vireos, thrushes, flycatchers, and sparrows.
Sunday Morning Birds at Drumlin Farm
8–9:30 am | Adults
Drumlin Farm has a great variety of habitats and gets a nice mix of migrants and residents in the spring. These walks are for birders of all levels. Pre-registration is not required.
Chickadee Birders: Family Bird Walk
1–3 pm | Ages 7+ w/Adult
This Sunday afternoon offers a special opportunity to enjoy our spring migrants, especially the colorful warblers! Learn about blue bird nesting boxes and banding at Drumlin Farm.
Teen Know Your Food: Cows and Cheese
2–5 pm | Teens
During this workshop, we will visit the dairy barn to milk the cow, then return to kitchen make and sample fresh cheeses, including ricotta and mozzarella.
Tuesday, May 24
3:30–5 pm | Ages 2+ w/Adult
Make a nest-helper for our feathered friends, listen to their songs, and search for the best places to build a spring home for the birds.
Wednesday, May 25
Wild Edibles Walk
6–9 pm | Adults
Join Russ Cohen, expert forager and author of Wild Plants I Have Known…and Eaten, for a walk around Drumlin Farm to learn about at least eighteen of the tastiest wild plant species in our midst.
Thursday, May 26
Thursday Morning Bird Walk
Time TBD | Adults
Call 781-259-2200, ext. BIRD (2473) the Wednesday before each program for a recorded listing of the exact time and location. Pre-registration is not available.
10–11:30 am | All ages w/Adult
Discover what these ancient creatures have to teach us. We’ll meet several of New England’s turtles and learn of their habits and habitats.
Warblers 101: Lecture
7–9 pm | Adults
More than 30 species of warblers can be found in Massachusetts during spring migration, and more than 20 regularly breed in the state. This lecture will provide a logical framework for ID and offer tips on making the most of quick, limited views. Sign up for Warblers 101: Field Trip here.