What To Do This Weekend: April 23-24

Explore all things caterpillar, search for frogs, attend a sheep shearing open house, go on bird walks, and more this weekend. See all the programs and register online.

© Amy Vaughn

© Amy Vaughn

Greater Boston

See live caterpillars up close, create caterpillar art, and go on a caterpillar quest—all part of the Earth Day Celebration with the Caterpillar Lab at Museum of American Bird Art in Canton. (All ages)

Using hands-on activities, explore and learn what hides under the water—from frogs to fairy shrimp—during Frogs, Pollywogs & Fairies…Exploring the Vernal Pool at Broadmoor in Natick. (Families, registration required)

As part of Spring Tree Identification, take a morning walk around the Boston Nature Center and find out how to tell a maple from an oak from a black locust from a birch. (Adults, registration required)

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North of Boston

Venture out with Joppa Flats’ talented guides for Saturday Morning Birding to find birds in one of the best year-round birding locations in the country: the Newburyport/Plum Island area. Beginners and birders of all levels are welcome to drop in and join us. (Adults)

During Amazing Amphibians at Ipswich River in Topsfield, search the sanctuary’s wetlands and woodlands for amphibians on the move. We’ll swing by our vernal pool where we should be able to find large masses of wood frog and spotted salamander eggs. (Families, registration required)

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South of Boston

It’s Early Migration at Daniel Webster! Join expert birder, Sally Avery, and venture into the heart of the wildlife sanctuary in Marshfield to search for early warblers, wrens, sparrows, and swallows. (Adults, registration required)

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Central Massachusetts

Come and meet Aurora, Monarch, Taggley, and the rest of the flock at Wachusett Meadow’s Sheep Shearing Open House in Princeton. Find out how sheep are sheared and how those fleeces eventually become warm hats and mittens. (All ages)

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Cape Cod and Martha’s Vineyard

During Wild and Invasive Edibles at Felix Neck in Edgartown, learn how to identify and prepare wild edibles that can be found in your backyard and island neighborhood. (Adults, registration required)

Enjoy a Bird Banding Demonstration at Wellfleet Bay to see birds up-close and in-the-hand. Plus, we’ll share banding methods and the information gathered from these research projects. (All Audiences, suitable for ages 10+, registration required)

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Help get Pleasant Valley ready for the busy summer season during the Pleasant Valley Volunteer Day. You can help with a wide variety of projects and we’ll celebrate our hard work with a pizza lunch. (All ages, registration required)

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