What To Do This Weekend: June 3-4

Search for herons,  pick up some native plants, attend a nature festival, listen to jazz, and more at a wildlife sanctuary this weekend.

Great blue heron

North of Boston

Enjoy Saturday Morning Birding with Joppa Flats. Join beginners and birders of all levels to search out avian activity in the Newburyport/Plum Island area. (adults)

Head to Ipswich River in Topsfield for their Audubon Nature Festival for an owl presentation, naturalist-guided walks, face painting, children’s crafts, an insect zoo, music, and more.

More North of Boston

Greater Boston

Celebrate Dairy Day at Drumlin Farm in Lincoln with ice cream, butter and cheese-making demonstrations, hay rides, milking, and more.

During the Nature Art in Field and Studio: A Workshop, Mass Audubon Artist-in-Residence Barry Van Dusen will teach basic drawing, tone, and color exercises to help you get started with creating their own record of outdoor observations. (adults, registration required)

Learn all about honey bees from the Boston Area Beekeepers at the Boston Nature Center. Find out how they make honey, how they survive the winter, and much more!

Go Birding at the Rookery in Concord to see and learn about great blue herons and the other birds that share these wetlands. (adults, registration required)

South of Boston

Take a Guided walk around Tidmarsh Farms in Plymouth, the site of the largest freshwater wetlands restoration in Massachusetts and potential new Mass Audubon wildlife sanctuary. (rsvp at rsvp@massaudubon.org)

Spend the evening with friends and community members strolling lantern lit gardens, enjoying delicious food and drink, and listening to live music—all for a good cause as part of Birds and All That Jazz at Oak Knoll in Attleboro. (adults, registration required)

It’s time to get your hands in the dirt, spruce up your yard, and go native! Stop by Moose Hill in Sharon to shop our annual Native Plant Sale. Find perennials to attract hummingbirds, butterflies, and other pollinators to your yard.

Explore Bogs and Wetlands on the South Shore and discover carnivorous pitcher plants, whirligig beetles, damselflies, British soldier lichen, and more. (all, registration required)

Head to Allens Pond in South Dartmouth for Yoga at Stone Barn with nothing but the sounds of birds and nature serving as the backdrop to your practice. (adults)

More South of Boston

Cape Cod and Islands

Join a Climate Change Walk and Talk at Felix Neck in Edgartown to see areas that have been impacted by climate and weather events. We will look at two ongoing projects that aim to address the changes and learn what Mass Audubon is doing to address climate change. (adults)

Go Birding with Technology at Wellfleet Bay to find out about the latest and greatest apps for birding ranging from digital field guides and record keeping to bird migration radar and bird identification apps.

More on Cape Cod and Islands

Central Massachusetts

Take a Saturday Morning Bird Walk at Broad Meadow Brook in Worcester. Learn the basics of birding and bird identification during an easy-to-moderate walk along the trails. (adults, registration required)

More in Central Massachusetts

Connecticut River Valley

Discover Aquatic Critters at Arcadia in Easthampton to find out what animals live in the river and in the streams and how they survive in this wet world. (all, registration required)

Learn the Basics of Digital Nature Photography at Laughing Brook in Hampden. Get best practices for capturing an image, exposure and focus, and using both manual and automatic exposure settings. (adults, registration required)

More in the Connecticut River Valley

Berkshires

Pleasant Valley in Lenox is hosting a Family Fun Day. Enjoy nature exploration activities, live-animal presentations, music, and nature arts and crafts.

More in the Berkshires

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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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