Bald Eagle c Dominic Poliseno

What To Do This Weekend: Jan 19-20

Before the snow comes, learn how to ID trees in winter, practice yoga, search for eagles and owls, look for animal tracks, and more at a wildlife sanctuary this weekend.

Bald Eagle c Dominic Poliseno
Bald Eagle © Dominic Poliseno

Greater Boston

As part of Winter Tree Identification at Boston Nature Center, learn identification techniques. and how trees survive harsh winter conditions. Inside, warm up while making sap and leaf comparisons. (adults registration required)

Experience Yoga and Mindfulness in Nature 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 Naturalist Walk at Drumlin Farm in Lincoln to explore the habitats at the sanctuary. (adults and children ages 12+)

Get the Most Out of Your Digital Camera at Broadmoor in Natick. This workshop will cover optical and digital zoom, white balance, ISO, resolution, proper lighting, focus, depth of field and composition. (adults, registration required)

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North Shore

Focus on Merrimack River Birds with Joppa Flats and look for loons, grebes, gulls, and many species of diving ducks flock to this area. (adults, registration required)

More on the North Shore

Central Massachusetts

Go on an Owl Prowl at Broad Meadow Brook in Worcester to practice owl calls while searching the sanctuary trails for these creatures of the night. End the evening indoors with hot chocolate and games. (families, registration required)

Connecticut River Valley

See a shadow puppet presentation of Jane Yolen’s classic book Owl Moon at Arcadia in Easthampton and Northampton. After the show, we’ll take a walk in the dark, brisk winter woods to call for owls. (families, registration required)

During Tracking and Animal Signs at Laughing Brook in Hampden, learn to read the tracks and signs left by animals that live in our area. (families, registration required)

Discover Bald Eagles at Arcadia with a presentation on the life history of eagles and the eagle restoration project. Then head outside to search for these magnificent birds. (adults, registration required)

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South of Boston

Join in on a Fairy House Workshop at Oak Knoll in Attleboro to learn about the legends of the fairies and trolls that live at Oak Knoll. After a hike, head back to the Nature Center to build your very own fairy house. (all ages, registration required)

More in South of Boston

Cape Cod and Islands

Explore the beaches, dunes, and waters of the Outer Cape In Search of Winter Birds including snow buntings, horned larks, sea ducks, loons, and snowy owls. (adults, 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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