Weekend Update

Great Ash Sphinx Caterpillar copyright Samuel JaffeReady for the weekend? We are. We’ve got a some great programs that will have you looking for caterpillars, beavers, seals, seabirds, and more!

  • Lake Wampanoag Wildlife Sanctuary in Gardner plays host to one of the greatest diversities of native caterpillars anywhere in the state. During Caterpillars of Lake Wampanoag, join naturalist-photographer and caterpillar expert Samuel Jaffe to explore the sanctuary and discover bizarre snake-mimics, horned sphinxes (shown), and vibrant owlets of the caterpillar. (registration required)
  • Explore the coves and inlets of Buckley Dunton Lake in Becket during Pleasant Valley’s Canoe Trip to Buckley Dunton Lake. Watch active herons and beavers, go ashore to eat a snack, see the boreal plant communities, and look for signs of porcupines and moose. (registration required)
  • Join Joppa Flats and the crew of the Yankee Clipper for a family-friendly River to the Sea Ecology Cruise, an exciting exploration of the lower Merrimack River ecosystem. Take part in hands-on science activities while looking for seabirds and seals. (registration required)
  • Kayak one of the Cape’s most wild and scenic rivers during Long Pasture’s Kayaking The Herring River. Wildlife abound along the peaceful banks and expansive marsh. (registration required)
  • During Broadmoor’s Nature Photography: The Hidden Beauty of Framingham, learn how to plan and shoot natural scenes and see how composition, use of natural light, and changes in exposure and depth of field can help in successfully capturing and strengthening your photographs. (registration required)

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

Photo © Samuel Jaffe

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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

2 thoughts on “Weekend Update

  1. Kari Murphy

    I live out skirts of reno Nevada on the border of California north..I found a silk moth on my porch it was really cold windy and possible snow later on that day so I brought her in it was bad weather for a few days so she laid a bunch of eggs in the container I had put her in..what do I do to keep them alive? I think they came from the union lialac because that’s to only thing we have according to Google..I’m just amazed by this moth so big and beautiful this is the 3rd one I’ve seen I’ve lived here 40 years Come to think about it I see them when the weather is bad hmm? I’ve also seen the plump caterpillar a few years ago I thought it was a tomato caterpillar but I put him in the bush so he wouldn’t get ate..thank you for any input on helping these guys make it. Kari Murphy

    1. Ryan D.

      Hi Kari—there are many different species of silk moth. You should try to identify what species it is and then research what its preferred host plant is and go from there. Good luck!


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