Weekend Update

"Image courtesy of Simon Howden / FreeDigitalPhotos.net".It’s a light weekend as far as programs go. Many of our staff are taking a well-deserved break after a busy camp season. Join us for one of the below, or stop by a wildlife sanctuary for a nice walk outdoors.

  • Non-native invasive plants grow prolifically, are often of little food value to wildlife, and crowd out native plants. During Invasive Plant Control at Arcadia in Easthampton and Northampton, learn about invasives and come prepared to work at removing purple loosestrife, a beautiful but very invasive species. (registration required)
  • Join Joppa Flats for their regular Saturday Morning Birding. Experienced leaders will take you to birding hot spots in the Newburyport/Plum Island, one of the best year-round birding locations in the country. Beginners and birders of all skill levels are welcome.
  • Many trail systems, including Mass Audubon trails, are maintained by volunteers. Want to join the ranks? The Trail Maintainer’s Workshop at Wachusett Meadow in Princeton will provide an introduction and hands-on instruction including blazes, erosion control, pruining, levels of maintenance, and more. We’ll picnic on the trail so bring a lunch and water. (registration required)
  • Go on an exciting Guided Kayak adventure on Sengekontacket Pond with a Felix Neck naturalist. Paddle by Sarson’s Island to see nesting shorebirds and learn about the natural history of Martha’s Vineyard. (registration required)
  • Bring your buckets, shovels, and sand-castle building tools to Duxbury Beach 2013: Family Fun on the Beach for some science in the sand, sponsored by our South Shore wildlife sanctuaries.

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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