What to Do This Weekend: January 9-10

Get outdoors this weekend! Take a walk at one of our wildlife sanctuaries around the state or join us for a program that celebrates the wonders of nature. Here, a selection of what we have planned. See the entire listing of programs and register online!

  • Take a Family Bird Walk at the Boston Nature Center to  learn all about birds and the best way to use binoculars. Activities along the hike will include singing like a bird and looking for feathers and nests. Bring your own binoculars or borrow ours. (Family, registration requested)
  • With the leaves off, the form and structure of shrubs and trees play a large ornamental role as light casts through them to make patterns on the snowy forest floor. Join Drumlin Farm at the Garden in the Woods in Framingham for The Winter Garden to learn about winter tree identification, gardening, wildlife, and more. Discover tips on how to make your own garden extend throughout the seasons. (Adults, registration required)
  • Meet some of the birds that live at Ipswich River in Topsfield all winter long as part of a Sense of Wonder walk. After our walk, we’ll make some simple feeders for the feathered friends in your backyard. Bring some edibles such as nuts, dried fruit, cranberries, or sunflower seeds, and we’ll supply the rest. Take home a ready-to-eat bird treat and some gourmet recipes. (All, registration required)
  • During Products of the Hive at Stony Brook in Norfolk, Tony Lulek, owner of Little Beehive Farm and current president of the Norfolk County Beekeepers Association, will share his knowledge of honey, beeswax, propolis, pollen, and royal jelly. He will also discuss the many health benefits and homeopathic remedies of using these products. (Adult, registration required)
  • Animals leave many signs of their activities for you to discover, if only you know how to read them. Join naturalists from Blue Hills Trailside Museum in Milton for Reading Animal Signs, a two-hour adventure in search of tracks and signs of squirrels, deer, foxes, coyotes, and other animals. (Family, registration required)
  • Arcadia in Easthampton and Northampton is hosting their own Animal Tracks program. Play a track game, make a track craft, and then head outdoors using our new knowledge of tracks. We will learn to read these tracks and signs, which provide both mysteries and answers. (Family, registration required)

Do you have any outdoor adventures planned? Let us know in the comments!

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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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