Weekend Update: September 5-7

Celebrate the long weekend with a great lineup of programs. Practice yoga in a natural setting, catch the monarch butterfly migration, get started with the increasingly popular hobby of birdwatching, enjoy a paddle on the Mill River, and so much more.


        • Celebrate the monarch butterfly’s amazing migration! North River in Marshfield offers The Mystery of Monarch Migration. There are many unanswered questions about this species’ migratory journeys, and new research suggests that climate change will have a big impact on the phenomenon. Explore monarch mysteries through a presentation, then head outside try and help tag them. (All ages, registration required)
        • Get an Introduction to Birdwatching at Joppa Flats in Newburyport. Learn the basics of identifying birds in the field and practice your new skills on a field trip. The low participant-to-naturalist ratio allows for plenty of individualized attention. (Adult, registration required)
        • At Wellfleet Bay’s Creature Feature, meet the creeping, crawling, swimming, and climbing creatures of the wildlife sanctuary. This program features animals that have been discovered at the sanctuary or caught during our Marine Life Cruises, and may include crabs, turtles, whelks, fish, clams, or frogs, depending on the day’s discoveries. (Family, registration required)
        • Berkshire residents and those who work in the county are invited to Berkshire Residents Free Admission Day at Pleasant Valley in Lenox. Wander a beautiful, well-maintained seven-mile trail system that includes an All Persons Trail and takes you to beaver ponds, forests, and the summit of Lenox Mountain. Visit the gift shop, too. (All ages)
        • At Blue Hills Trailside Museum’s Pond Walk Open!, head to the Trailside Pond to stroll on the boardwalk and dip for aquatic creatures off of the dock. This event is free with admission to the museum. (All ages)
        • Enjoy Hawk Watching for Families at Wachusett Meadow in Princeton. The hawk migration is a remarkable natural event, whether you’re watching hundreds of birds in a swirling “kettle” or the soaring flight of a single raptor. This introductory program includes a hike to the summit of Brown Hill to scout for hawks and other autumn wildlife.
        • Allens Pond in South Dartmouth offers Yoga at the Stone Barn. Practice yoga with an experienced instructor and a backdrop of natural sounds and beauty. (Adult)
        • Enjoy a late summer Labor Day Canoe paddle down the Mill River with Arcadia in Easthampton and Northampton on Monday. At this time of year we should begin to see some of the red maple trees along the floodplain beginning to show their foliage while some of the ferns and wild rice are turning autumn brown. (Family, registration required)

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

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