Weekend Update: March 21-22

Honeybee © Amy Powers Smith

Honeybee © Amy Powers Smith

Looking for some fun activities this weekend? Try something sweet with a beekeeping workshop and maple syrup festivals. Plus, see snowy owl photographs, search for signs of spring, and more.

        • At Boston Nature Center’s Beekeeping: An Introduction to Bees and Beekeeping find out what it takes to keep a busy hive happy, where to get bees of your own, and how to set up and maintain a hive throughout the year. (Adult, registration required)
        • Enjoy the tastes of the season at Ipswich River in Topsfield’s Flapjack Fling and Sugaring Tours. Tuck into pancakes topped with Ipswich River maple syrup, along with fruit, orange juice, coffee, tea, and milk. Sign up for a tour before or after breakfast to observe the sugaring process from tree to table. (All ages, registration required)
        • Learn the secrets of syrup with Moose Hill in Sharon’s Maple Sugaring Festival. Observe sugaring methods with costumed historical characters. Visit the operational sugar house and taste the final product, sip hot chocolate, try making crafts, purchase delicious treats, and much more. (All ages, registration required)
        • At Wachusett Meadow in Princeton, take in On Silent Wings—The Magic of the Snowy Owl. During the winter of 2013-2014, award-winning Massachusetts wildlife photographer Peter Christoph spent 14 days following the movements of a few snowy owls along the coast. He’ll share his intimate photographs of these incredible birds. (Adult, registration required)
        • Search for signs of Spring at Laughing Brook in Hampden. Though the calendar says that spring has only just begun, the observant outdoor nature detective may have been seeing evidence for weeks, including the return of red-winged blackbirds and turkey vultures, the emergence of skunk cabbages, and more. (All ages, registration required)
        • Take a Naturalist Walk at Drumlin Farm in Lincoln. Observe, explore, and appreciate the natural world as you look for living things and seasonal changes with a knowledgeable naturalist. Build an understanding of ecological communities and our mutual interdependence. (Adult)
        • What happens at our wildlife sanctuaries when the sun goes down? Find out with a Night at the Sanctuary at Wellfleet Bay. Discover signs of nocturnal animals and enjoy the night sky on a hike. Warm up with a cup of hot chocolate inside the nature center and learn about nocturnal animals with nature artifacts and activities. (Family, registration required)
        • Become an eco-expert at Joppa Flats in Newburyport’s Eighth Annual Eco Games Free-for-All: Sustaining the Sea. Take in a full day of activities and exhibits that demonstrate where our seafood comes from, how it is caught, and what community-supported fisheries are. Adults will enjoy a wide variety of vendors, and children can participate in green sporting events, fishing competitions, art projects, and more. (All ages)

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

1 thought on “Weekend Update: March 21-22

  1. Album Nunta Brasov

    Wow great wildlife photography! I really like your shots. Really professional. Good contrast and sharpness. Keep up the good work.


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