Weekend Update August 23-24

KayakThis weekend we’ve got canoe and kayak trips, family-friendly walks, a fantastic search for fungi, and much more.

  • Join a naturalist from Felix Neck in Edgartown on an exciting kayak adventure by single or double boat. See nesting
    shorebirds, oystercatchers, and other birds feed and frolic, and learn about natural history of saltwater communities found on Martha’s Vineyard. (Adult, registration required)
  • In a walk specially designed for caregivers with young children, explore the beauty of Arcadia in Easthampton and Northampton with a First Child in the Woods/Caregiver and Infant/Toddler Walk. Part of a monthly series, this program offers the opportunity to connect with other parents and caregivers while getting exercise and learning about the natural world. (Family, registration required)
  • Family Canoeing in the Snow Marsh, Grafton is a family- and beginner-friendly canoeing experience sponsored by Broad Meadow Brook in Worcester. Practice in flat, quiet water and then head out to test your steering skills, plus learn about the creatures that rely on our rivers. (Family, registration required)
  • Beginners and experts alike are invited to visit one of the best year-round birding spots in the country with Saturday Morning Birding through Joppa Flats in Newburyport. Experienced leaders will take you to amazing avian destinations in the Newburyport/Plum Island area. (Adult)
  • As the summer winds down, capture your beach memories with Duxbury Beach 2014: Beach Memory Shadow Boxes. Families will explore the barrier beach alongside a naturalist from North River in Marshfield, then put their discoveries into a small display container to keep forever. (Family)
  • Discover the incredible diversity of life at Wachusett Meadow in Princeton with Biodiversity Walk – Fungi. Over 1,500 species of flora and fauna have been documented at this site in the past 50+ years, but there’s still much to discover. The focus is on fungi, but anything goes with biodiversity! (Adult, registration required)
  • Get out on the water with a Canoe Trip to Buckley-Dunton Lake in Becket, presented by Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary in Lenox. Paddle in coves and inlets, go ashore to eat a snack, and watch for signs of animals such as porcupines and moose. (Adult, 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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