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What To Do This Weekend: Dec 9-10

Look at the night sky, make a holiday craft, go on a holly hike, observe backyard birds, and more!

© Mary Weafer

© Mary Weafer

Central Massachusetts

Come to the Holiday Nature Crafts Open House at Broad Meadow Brook in Worcester to see our tree that’s been decorated with imaginative ornaments handcrafted from natural materials. Then join us in the Program Room to make your own!

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North Shore

Get ready for the Geminid meteor shower with an Astronomy Program at Ipswich River in Topsfield. Learn about its origin and the best ways to observe it. Weather permitting, we’ll step outside to catch a glimpse of the Geminid shower in its early stages. (adults and children ages 10+, registration required)

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

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Greater Boston

Looking for unique, adorable, handmade gifts? During Wonders of Wool: Holiday Ornaments at Drumlin Farm in Lincoln, use cookie cutters to create needle felted wool ornaments or pins. (adults and children ages 12+, registration required)

Go Animal Tracking at Broadmoor in Natick to look for signs of animals as they forage for food and shelter. Learn to identify the tracks, chews, scat, burrows and other clues left by many creatures including deer, fisher and coyote. (adults, registration required)

During Winter Backyard Birding and Crafts at the Boston Nature Center get tips on how to use binoculars, go on a bird hike, and create some seed and fruit art for the birds to enjoy. (families w/ children ages 5+, registration requested)

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South of Boston

Enjoy a Sensory Exploration hike along the accessible Reflection Trail at Attleboro Springs. This trail was designed to be accessible by wheelchairs & strollers! (adults and children, registration required)

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Cape Cod and Islands

Go on a Holiday Holly Hike at Ashumet Holly Wildlife Sanctuary in Falmouth, home to one of the largest holly plantations in New England. Bring a grocery bag to fill with holly boughs for the holidays! (adults and children ages 12+, registration required)

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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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