Weekend Update June 21-22

StrawberryPick your own strawberries, enjoy a bonfire and hayride, explore an Important Bird Area, go on a scavenger hunt, and learn about butterflies and dragonflies this weekend!

  • Join Drumlin Farm for Strawberry Day, a day of fun to celebrate the strawberry harvest from 10 am to 4 pm on Saturday. Dig in the dirt with our farm staff, meet some berry-loving animals, and pick your own strawberries to take home!
  • Come celebrate the longest day of the year and enjoy a traditional solstice bonfire at the Daniel Webster Wildlife Sanctuary in Marshfield. During Summer Solstice Fire and Hayride, we will read some favorite stories of the season and then head out on a hayride to search for all signs summer. (Family, registration required)
  • Stony Brook Wildlife Sanctuary in Norfolk is hosting Explore the Stop River IBA, a unique opportunity to explore a designated Important Bird Area that is legally accessible to birders only once a year. We hope to see a rich variety of nesting species, including wood duck, green heron, Virginia rail, yellow-throated and warbling vireo, and several species of warblers. With luck we might even encounter a bald eagle. (Adults, registration required)
  • The woodlands, wetlands, and fields of Wachusett Meadow in Princeton are occupied by thousands of plants, animals, and fungi, but for some species it takes a bit of detective work to observe and understand them. Bring your keen senses to our Wildlife Scavenger Hunt for Families to search for things seldom seen, and learn about camouflage, adaptations, life cycles, and some of the unique survival strategies that make our local wildlife so remarkable. (Family, registration required)
  • Discover the amazing number of dragonflies and butterflies that make Broadmoor in Natick home during Fun with Butterflies and Dragonflies. Just what is a damselfly? How do dragonflies survive the winter? Plus, learn how to attract these beautiful animals to your yard. (Family, registration required)

For a full listing of programs, visit our online program catalog, where you can now register online for many of our programs. And if you’re out taking photos, don’t forget to enter the 2014 Mass Audubon Picture This Photo Contest!

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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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