What To Do This Weekend: May 13-14

Get into the Bird-a-thon action, learn how to take better nature photos, help out with some farm chores, look for wildflowers and more!

North of Boston

During Family Nature Photography at Ipswich River in Topsfield get the basics of digital nature photography and practice those skills while exploring some trails. At the end of the program each child will take home a print of their favorite photo! (families, registration required)

The folks from Habitat in Belmont will head to Newburyport for some prime birding as part of Bird-a-thon. Go all day, just the morning, or the afternoon. (adults, registration required)

More North of Boston

Greater Boston

Head to Boston Nature Center for an informative, interactive, and free Herb and Weed Walk through the young food forest. Find and identify local plants currently flourishing and discuss their many properties over a slow stroll. (adults and children ages 13+, registration required)

It’s Afternoon Chore Time at Drumlin Farm in Lincoln! Feed chickens and collect eggs, then bring hay to the sheep, goats, and cows. After we finish up we’ll treat ourselves to a farm snack. (families, registration required)

Explore Broadmoor in Natick with your camera as part of Nature Photography: Beauty of Spring. See how composition techniques, use of natural light and changes in exposure and depth of field can help in successfully capturing and strengthening natural images. (adults, registration required)

More in Greater Boston

South of Boston

Celebrate Bird-a-thon at Oak Knoll in Attleboro. Families can learn what types of birds you can attract to your backyard and build a bird-box to take home. Adults can learn about the challenges birds face in Massachusetts before taking a bird hike on the sanctuary to identify local species! (registration required)

More South of Boston

Cape Cod

See Bird Research in Action at Wellfleet Bay. Meet the bird banding team and learn about banding methods and the information gathered from this research. You will likely get to see live birds up-close and observe the banding process. (adults and children ages 8+, registration required)

More on Cape Cod and Islands

Central Massachusetts

Head to Wachusett Meadow in Princeton for Bird-a-thon Birds and Breakfast. Go on an early-morning guided walk and then return to the sanctuary for a delicious breakfast. (all ages, registration required)

More in Central Massachusetts


Go on a Spring Wildflower Search at Canoe Meadows in Pittsfield. Take a leisurely walk and search for early blooming flowers. We’ll gather for snacks and look up any mysterious plants we discover along the way. (adults)

More in the Berkshires

New Hampshire

Visit Wildwood, Mass Audubon’s overnight camp in Rindge for an Camp Open House. Meet staff, ask questions, and see our beautiful site. Head up a little early and go Birding at Wildwood as part of Bird-a-thon. (all ages)

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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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