What To Do This Weekend: March 11-12

Experience owls day and night, maple sugaring, outdoor meditation, nature walks, and more at a wildlife sanctuary this weekend.

Screech Owl at Owls Live

Greater Boston

Enjoy the wonders of owls during Owls Live Festival at the Museum of American Bird Art in Canton. See live owls from Blue Hills Trailside Museum, find out what makes owls unique, and which owls you can find in your own backyard!

Got a hankering for pancakes? Head to Drumlin Farm on Saturday or Sunday for their Sap-to-Syrup Farmer’s Breakfast. Enjoy freshly made pancakes, see how sap is collected, and learn about Native American sap-to-syrup sugaring techniques. (registration required)

At Habitat’s Sugaring Celebration in Belmont, learn how maple syrup is made from sugar maple trees, try few sugaring activities, hear stories, and visit our tapped sugar trees. We’ll boil down a little of our sap and taste! (registration required)

Go on a Full Moon Family Owl Prowl at Broadmoor in Natick.  Learn about owl calls, behavior, and habitat while searching for our resident screech, barred, and great horned owls. (families, registration required)

Are you stressed out? Join Boston Nature Center for a guided Outdoor Meditation Walk around the sanctuary. The natural world will be our setting for reflection and stillness. (adults, registration required)

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North of Boston

Ipswich River in Topsfield is hosting two days of Sugaring Off Tours. Learn how to identify a sugar maple, observe tapping and sap collection methods, watch the sap being boiled down in the sugarhouse, and get a sweet taste of the final product. (all, registration required)

Looking for something to do with your kids this weekend? Join Joppa Flats’ Miss Lisa for free ocean-related programs at Boston Sea Rovers Kids Day in Danvers. Family presentations about whales and the world of penguins, tide pool touch tanks, and much more.

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South of Boston

Enjoy a members-only Family Exploration of Stony Brook in Norfolk. Bring your camera, binoculars, and curiosity for an enjoyable walk to learn about the natural history of our area as well as some of the animals and plants that can be found at the sanctuary. (families, registration required)

Bring the kids to Oak Knoll in Attleboro for Roots & Shoots, a program that helps to place the power and resources for creating practical solutions to big challenges in the hands of the young people. (children ages 8-13, registration required)

No bird is better to ring in the breeding season than the American Woodcock.  Join Allens Pond in South Dartmouth for a Wild, Wild Woodcock Walk to witness their courtship ritual at dusk. (adults, registration required)

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Cape Cod

Wellfleet Bay is hosting the 22nd Cape Cod Natural History Conference, a full day of talks on a diversity of natural history topics from presenters across Cape Cod. (adults, registration required)

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Central Massachusetts

Go on a a Family Owl Prowl at Wachusett Meadow in Princeton. First, we’ll read Owl Moon by Jane Yolen and examine owl pellets. After, we” head outside to take a walk in search of owls. (families, 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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