So much to do this weekend, including a butterfly festival, photography workshop, family campout, moonlight hike, a canoe trip, and more!
- Enjoy fun for all ages at the 7th Annual Barbara J. Walker Butterfly Festival at Broad Meadow Brook in Worcester, where butterflies fly free in their natural habitats. The day’s activities include naturalist-led walks & workshops, performances, live caterpillars, butterfly art, face painting, children’s activities, butterfly garden tours, butterfly plant sales, delicious food, and much more. Come in costume and get a prize! (All)
- During All About Turtles at Oak Knoll, discover the local turtles found in and around Attleboro and how they live in the wild. Learn about the characteristics of turtles with a hands on presentation in the nature center and then head to Lake Talaquega to search for wild painted turtles and snapping turtles as well as some of the other animals in the marsh. (All, registration required)
- The Powder Point Bridge at Duxbury Beach is a classic New England summer scene. Join professional photographer, Greg Lessard, for Sunset Photography Workshop at Powder Point Bridge at Duxbury Beach. Lessard will teach a variety of techniques including how to photograph sunsets and how to perfect your beautiful, summer evening images. (Adult, registration required)
- Explore the Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary in Topsfield after hours and join us for Family Campout: Summer Owl Prowl. We’ll set up our tents near the barn before sundown, learn about our local owls, and go on an owl prowl. In the morning after a light breakfast we will search for owl pellets and dissect them when we return to the barn. (Families, registration required)
- Hiking by moonlight connects you to the landscape in an entirely different way than day hikes. Moonlight Hike at Wachusett Meadow in Princeton is your chance to explore the sanctuary on a guided hike at a time when we are normally closed to visitors. (Adults, registration required)
- Watch for frogs, fish, herons, muskrats, and signs of beavers along while taking a Canoe Trip on the Housatonic River in the Berkshires. This leisurely paddle will take us through the George Darey Wildlife Management Area. Join us to learn about the natural history of the waterway that is the heart of the Berkshires. (Adults, 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!