Weekend Update May 24-26

Eastern box turtle by Joy Marzolf

Eastern box turtle by Joy Marzolf

On tap this weekend: a summit hike, turtle exploration, fish painting, photography workshop, wild edibles, Memorial Day canoe, trip, and more!

  • Take 8.2-mile round-trip hike to the summit of the Commonwealth’s highest peak, Mount Greylock, during Pleasant Valley’s Berkshire Summit Hike Series: Mount Greylock via the Hopper Trail. (Adult, registration required)
  • Explore the World of the Box Turtle with Don Lewis and Sue Wieber Nourse at Great Neck in Wareham and gain valuable insight into what it takes for the species to succeed. Who knows what else we may find along they way…be sure to bring binoculars and a sense of adventure! (All, registration required)
  • Join photographer Eduardo del Solar for Nature Photography of Spring Flowers and Colors at the Boston Nature Center. Aimed at the enthusiasts who want to progress further than just using their camera basics, this workshop is geared toward beginner to intermediate photographers looking to expand their skills. (Adult, registration required)
  • During Fish Painting at Wellfleet Bay, paint a fish with a beautiful array of colors, then create a print on Japanese rice paper or a t-shirt to take home. It’s the perfect keepsake of your time on Cape Cod, and a great way to learn the ancient Japanese art of gyotaku! (All, registration required)
  • Learn about turtles, pond critters, and more as part of Laughing Brook Turtle and Field Day in Hampden. Enjoy the trails with a natural history walk. Christine Palmer Lowrance, author of Nature’s Ambassador:  The Legacy of Thornton W. Burgess, will be at the event to sign books and talk about the acclaimed naturalist and artist who delighted so many with his books. This is a free program. (All)
  • Lend a hand we afternoon chores in the barn during Milking Time at Drumlin Farm in Lincoln. We will feed the cows their evening hay, then try our hands at milking our dairy cow. After all our hard work, we will enjoy our own dairy treat. (Family, registration required)
  • Martha’s Vineyard is home to over 75 species of edible wild plants. Join us at Felix Neck in Edgartown for a Wild Edibles Presentation (Saturday) and Ramble (Sunday) with Russ Cohen, expert forager and author of Wild Plants I Have Known…and Eaten. (Adult, registration required)
  • Enjoy a spring Memorial Day Canoe with Arcadia in Easthampton and Northampton. This will be a one-way paddle from the bridge on route 5 to the Oxbow. Along the way we will look at spring wildflowers and blooming trees as well as watch for birds such as great blue herons, and kingfishers. We will also keep an eye out for the resident beavers. (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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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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