Eastern Screech-Owl © Linda MacMillan

What To Do This Weekend: Feb 22-23

Practice yoga, go on an owl prowl, take a nature walk, look for animal tracks, build a bluebird nest box, and more at a wildlife sanctuary this weekend.

Eastern Screech-Owl © Linda MacMillan
Eastern Screech-Owl © Linda MacMillan

Greater Boston

Experience Yoga and Mindfulness at Habitat in Belmont. After a 45-minute slow and gentle yoga class indoors, head outside to explore the trails. (adults, registration required)

Go on a Family Owl Prowl at the Museum of American Bird Art in Canton. Learn some owling tips and all about owl ecology as we approach nesting season and create your very own owl print to take home. (families, registration required)

During Tracks and Signs at Boston Nature Center in Mattapan, hike the sanctuary to search for signs animals left behind while learning life histories through observation. (adults, registration required)

Take a free Sunday Stroll around Stony Brook in Norfolk. See what is happening on the sanctuary and stop to enjoy any interesting and unusual sights we come upon. (members only, all ages, registration required)

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North Shore

Go Saturday Morning Birding in the Newburyport/Plum Island, some of the best year-round birding locations in the country. Beginners and birders of all levels are welcome. (adults)

Head to Ipswich River in Topsfield for Sunday Morning Yoga. Soothe your mind, body, and soul with mindful breathing and meditation for a feeling of overall peace and well-being. (adults, registration required)

More on the North Shore

Central Massachusetts

During Snow Tracking and Winter Animal Activities at Broad Meadow Brook in Worcester learn to use snow tracks and other clues to explore the winter landscape. (adults, registration required)

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Connecticut River Valley

Explore the changing nature and beauty of Arcadia in Easthampton and Northampton with your young child as part of First Child in the Woods. Gain the skills to confidently lead explorations of your own. (families with children ages 0-5, registration required)

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Take part in a Bluebird Nest Box Building Workshop at Pleasant Valley in Lenox. Build the pre-cut kit together, learn the best way to place it, and take your box home to welcome birds to your backyard. (adults and children, registration required)

More in the Berkshires

South of Boston

Find out the Mysteries of the Great Shearwater during a family friendly presentation in Plymouth. Peter Trull from the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary will explain the satellite tagging process as well as the ecology and natural history of this fascinating pelagic species. (all ages, registration requested)

Learn all about electricity and magnetism during a Family Explorations at Oak Knoll in Attleboro. (families, registration required)

More in South of Boston

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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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