Weekend Update

Looks like the rain might clear up for a little of the weekend in some parts of the state. Let’s hope it stays dry long enough to enjoy one of the amazing programs and festivals we have in store. A sampling:

  • Pick your own pumpkins at Drumlin Farm in Lincoln on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday as part of their annual Harvest Weekends.
  • Wachusett Meadow’s fall festival Hey Day is this Saturday. Join in for farm-related demonstrations, cider pressing, hayrides, canoeing, mini-maze, pumpkin painting, BBQ, and more.
  • Sign up for Allens Pond’s Monarch Tagging Workshop and be part of an amazing citizen science project. Help identify, collect, and tag migrating Monarchs as they make their way to sunny Mexico for the winter. (registration required)
  • It’s been a busy year already for stranded sea turtles. Learn all about why this happens and what can be done about it during Wellfleet Bay’s free talk Rescuing Sea Turtles on Sunday. (registration required)
  • Celebrate autumn at the Blue Hills Trailside Museum in Milton while learning all about how local animals prepare for the winter during their three-day Fall Festival.
  • On Saturday, the Berkshire Summit Series offered by Pleasant Valley will go on a 2.6-mile round-trip moderate hike to the summit of 2,566-foot-high Spruce Hill, located in the Hoosac Range. In addition to the lovely views, Spruce Hill is a great place to view fall migration. (registration required)
  • There’s nothing like enjoying the fall foliage by canoe. Ipswich River in Topsfield and Broadmoor in Natick are both offering morning fall canoe trips on Saturday. (registration required)

For a full listing of programs happening this weekend, visit our online program catalog, where you can now register online for many of our programs.

Photo via US Fish & Wildlife Service

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About Hillary T.

Where: Mass Audubon Headquarters, Lincoln Who: Massachusetts transplant by way of Florida and New York. Raising two young girls, who she hopes will be budding naturalists Favorite part of the job: Learning something new every day from some of the smartest and most enthusiastic groups of people

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