Look for eagles and owls, go snowshoeing, learn about winter fungi, make a Valentine for the birds, and more at a wildlife sanctuary this weekend.
Connecticut River Valley
Go for a Winter Walk and Learn about Eagle Reintroduction at the Quabbin Reservoir. Look for eagles, common ravens, and eastern coyotes, before returning to the Visitor Center for a slideshow about Quabbin history and the Bald Eagle Restoration Project. (adults, registration required)
Learn all about Winter Fungi at Broad Meadow Brook in Worcester over the course of two Sundays in February. Explore indoors and out! (adults, registration required)
Look for Bald Eagles on the Merrimack River with Joppa Flats. Visit a number of sites, including Deer, Eagle, Carr, and Ram islands and several other places along the river. (adults, registration required)
Go on a Family Snowshoe and Winter World Hike at Ipswich River in Topsfield. Along the way, search for animal tracks and wildlife. (families with children ages 6+, registration required)
Cancelled Set your alarm clock Saturday night for this early (3 am) Adult Owl Prowl at Blue Hills in Milton. Search the winter woods for signs of great horned owls, screech owls, saw-whets, and other native owls. After the walk, warm up with bagels and coffee back at the museum and meet some of Trailside’s resident owls. (adults, registration required)
Go on a Family Bird Walk at Boston Nature Center to look for the most common birds found in Boston. Mini-activities along the hike will include singing like a bird, a bird food hunt, and a closer look at feathers, nests, and other bird related artifacts. (families with children 8+, registration encouraged)
Celebrate nature through art, songs, puppets, stories, and nature play at the Museum of American Bird Art in Canton, as part of Winter Nature and Art Discovery. (families, registration required)
Look for signs of animals as they forage for food and shelter at Broadmoor in Natick. During an Adult and Family program, learn to identify the tracks, scat, and other clues left by many creatures on a guided walk as we search for signs of our local winter wildlife.
Make valentines for the birds during Eats for Tweets at Stony Brook in Norfolk. Use seeds, dried fruits, popcorn, and other delicious items to make an edible treat for the birds that you can either bring home or hang it at Stony Brook. (children ages 5-16, registration required)
Take a gentle guided Sunday Saunter along the trails of Moose Hill in Sharon with to experience nature through the seasons. (adults, registration required)
South of Boston
Snowshoe the Shoreline at Allens Pond in Dartmouth and Westport. Enjoy a coastal trek of approximately 2 miles and winter wildlife viewing while remaining high and dry on top of the snowpack. (adults, registration required, byo snowshoes)
Learn about nature by using your senses at Oak Knoll in Attleboro. Sensory Explorations includes informal talks, hands on exploration of artifacts, animal encounters, and other activities for individuals of all ages and abilities.
Armchair travel to Baja California during Stick or Sting: The Wildlife of Baja California at Long Pasture. This photographic presentation will explore of the unique properties of the plants and animals that thrive in the southern extension of the Sonoran Desert. (adults, registration required)