What To Do This Weekend: March 25-26

Check out sheep-shearing and maple sugar festivals, watch woodcocks dance, learn how to garden sustainably, and more at wildlife sanctuary this weekend.

Greater Boston

Celebrate spring at Drumlin Farm’s Woolapalooza, an annual festival featuring fiber, food, and fun! Check out a sheep-shearing demonstration, visit the lambs, and see local fiber artisans at work. Note: This is a popular event so plan accordingly!

Join Broadmoor on Sunday, March 26, at The Natick Center for the Arts for this year’s Jean and Henry Stone Memorial Lecture—”Human Health and the Environment“—with Nobel Laureate Dr. Eric Chivian. (adults, registration required)

Go on a Woodcock Walk with Blue Hills Trailside Museum to learn a little about these strange birds that are full of surprises. (adults and children ages 8+, registration required)

Head to Boston Nature Center for Solar Energy Science to learn about the inner workings of solar panels, see some in action, and learn about the features of Boston’s first green building. (adults and children ages 12+, registration required)

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North of Boston

Want a beautiful flower or vegetable garden without using chemical insecticides and herbicides?Sign up for Ipswich River’s Beneficial Bugs, Pollinators, and Your Garden in Topsfield and walk away with new understanding and appreciation for beneficial insects. (adults, registration required)

Celebrate the Sea at Joppa Flats in Newburyport with a full day of indoor activities and exhibits that focus on our ocean giants, such as whales, sharks, and sea turtles. (all ages)

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South of Boston

Participate in a Coastal Waterbird Workday at Allens Pond in Westport and help Mass Audubon’s Coastal Waterbird Project erect fencing that is used to symbolically fence off areas where two beach nesting birds, the piping plover and the American oystercatcher, nest. (adults, registration required)

This program was cancelled. Get the Most Out of Your Smartphone Camera at Stony Brook in Norfolk. Learn how to compose, crop, edit, and share photos and then head out to put those camera phones through their paces. (adults, registration required)

Attend an all-day outdoor Greening Your Garden Workshop in Marshfield and learn how to reduce energy, water usage, and labor for sustainable vegetable, flower and herb gardens. (adults, registration required)

Last chance to take part in Moose Hill’s Maple Sugaring Festival in Sharon. Go on a 90-minute tour and learn about the history of maple sugaring, ending at the sugar shack for a sweet taste. (all ages, registration required)

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Cape Cod

Go Winter Birding Around Pleasant Bay in Harwich to catch a glimpse of  sea ducks and other waterfowl. (adults, registration required)

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Central Massachusetts

Learn to connect with the natural world in a healing, calming, grounding, and replenishing way through a Shinrin-Yoku Forest Breathing Guided Sanctuary Walk at Wachusett Meadow in Princeton. (adults, registration required)

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Connecticut River Valley

Come witness the Dance of the American Woodcock at Arcadia in Easthampton and Northampton. Normally a reclusive forest dweller, the male of this game bird species takes center stage in his springtime dance to attract a female. (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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