What To Do This Weekend: Dec 1-2

Go on a hike, brush up on your photography, draw hawks, search for birds, learn about feathers, and more at a wildlife sanctuary this weekend.

Eastern Bluebirds

Eastern Bluebirds

Greater Boston

Go on a Saturday Morning Hike at Moose Hill in Sharon. Along the way, find out about the changing season, local geology, conservation at Moose Hill, and Mass Audubon Quests. (adults and children, registration required)

Get the Most of Your Digital Camera at Broadmoor in Natick. This workshop is designed to help you understand the features of digital cameras, and, if nature allows, use the sanctuary to practice techniques to help improve your photography. (adults, registration required)

During Winter Backyard Birding and Crafts at Boston Nature Center learn how to use binoculars, identify different bird species, and create seed and fruit art for the birds to enjoy. (families, registration encouraged)

Help with an Autumn Cleanup at Habitat in Belmont by raking, cutting firewood, hauling brush, and using hand tools, (adults and children, registration required)

Draw Hawks and Falcons at the Museum of American Bird Art in Canton. See hawks and falcons close up and discover more about these birds of prey while you learn to draw them from life with pencil and paper. (adults, registration required)

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North Shore

As part of Fascinating Feathers at Ipswich River in Topsfield, discuss molt, pigmentation, and different feather types and function. Following an indoor presentation, walk the sanctuary looking for few feathers on the ground to identify. (adults, registration required)

Search out avian activity in the Newburyport/Plum Island area, one of the best year-round birding locations in the country, as part of Saturday Morning Birding. Beginners and birders of all levels are welcome. (adults)

More on the North Shore

South of Boston

Go on a Twilight Owl Prowl at Allens Pond in South Dartmouth. Hear the three species of owls that nest on the sanctuary on a one mile walk without flashlights. (adults, registration required)

Explore the different habitats found around Oak Knoll in Attleboro as part of a Family Habitat Day. Look for interesting animals, plants, and see what has visited the sanctuary. (families, registration required)

Head to the Holiday Open House at North River in Marshfield for cider and snacks while shopping for unique and locally handmade gifts! Plus, watch woodturning and bird carving demonstrations by local artisans.

More in South of Boston

Connecticut River Valley

Enjoy the woods and meadows found at Arcadia’s 700-plus acres in Easthampton and Northampton as we explore the sanctuary at a relaxed pace during a Signs of the Season Walk.

More in the Connecticut River Valley

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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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