Weekend Update

Lamb at Drumlin FarmLooks like we’re in store for a beautiful spring weekend! And it’s a good thing, since we have so many great programs planned, from a sheep festival, to citizen science training, to a Big Night celebration.

  • Drumlin Farm’s annual Woolapalooza festival this Saturday is all about, you guessed it, wool! Expect sheep shearing and sheepherding demonstrations, hands-on activities, and locally grown and harvested food. Note: Woolapalooza is a fundraising event and Drumlin Farm is open only to visitors (both member and nonmember) attending the event.
  • Come to the Horseshoe Crab Volunteer Training at Wellfleet Bay and become a part of the sanctuary’s ongoing citizen science project. Learn how you can help with tagging, resighting of tagged crabs, counting, and rapid assessments. Volunteers are needed from late April through the end of June.
  • Bird the salt marshes and maritime forests on the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge and then head inland to Artichoke and Cherry Hill reservoirs as part of Joppa Flats’ Focus on Early Spring Migrants. We hope to see diving ducks, including ring-necked and ruddy ducks, and hopefully many species of songbirds. (registration required)
  • Rabbits are the most common mammal in Massachusetts but how much do you know about these fuzzy little creatures? During Rabbits, Bunnies, and Hares, Oh My! at Boston Nature Center in Mattapan, we’ll explore the meadow and forest looking for tracks and signs, play some rabbit games, and learn some of the weird habits of the rabbit. (registration required)
  • Celebrate Big Night at Arcadia in Easthampton and Northampton on Saturday night. Take a 45-minute guided tour of the magical forest trail where participants will meet costumed characters from vernal pools. (registration required)
  • Join Thomas French, Ph.D., the Director of the Natural Heritage and Endangered Species Program for the MA Division of Fish and Wildlife for Saving the Bald Eagle at Long Pasture in Barnstable. French will present a beautifully illustrated history of the restoration efforts and many successes that have followed.

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

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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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