Weekend Update: October 25-26

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copyright Richard Johnson

Weekend fun awaits at our wildlife sanctuaries across the state. Here are a few of our offerings, from exciting migratory bird explorations to spooky Halloween fun and creepy crawlies.

  • It’s a wonderful time of year to observe migrant seabirds along the rocky coast. During Fall Birding on Cape Ann with Joppa Flats, we’ll visit multiple locations to search for red-throated loon, harlequin duck, black guillemot, and more. (Adult, registration required)
  • On Friday and Saturday night, Ipswich River in Topsfield will be transformed into a magical forest for their Halloween Happenings. Take a guided walk along our Halloween trail, and learn firsthand about the creatures of the night on this fun family-friendly event. (Family, registration required)
  • Have some family-friendly fun on a Halloween Night Hike and Hayride at Wachusett Meadow in Princeton. Experience the sounds of the night on a guided hike, get creative with a Halloween craft, warm up at the bonfire, and much more. (All)
  • Celebrate the fall harvest and Halloween by creating your own carved pumpkin as part of Pumpkins, Pumpkins, Pumpkins at the Boston Nature Center. Take part in pumpkin seed experiments and contests, learn the Jack-O-Lantern story, and get techniques to create spooky and silly designs. (Family, registration required)
  • See migratory songbirds up close at a Bird Banding Demonstration at Wellfleet Bay. Find out how banding studies are helping researchers unlock the secrets of birds. (All, registration required)
  • Take in the seasonal scenery during Autumn at High Ledges in Shelburne. Explore diverse habitats, walk the new Wolf Den Trail, and enjoy spectacular views of both Mount Greylock and the Deerfield River Valley. (Adults, registration required)
  • Prepare to be amazed by Creepy Crawlies at Broadmoor in Natick. Learn about some of nature’s most misunderstood animals and meet tarantulas, amphibians, snakes, and more. (All, registration required)
  • Discover your Wild and Furry Neighbors at Oak Knoll in Attleboro. Explore the wildlife sanctuary and learn about deer, coyotes, and other creatures that live around us and how they’ve adapted to suburban life. (Family, registration required)

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

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