What To Do This Weekend: May 6-7

Mother Nature may have other plans in mind for the weekend, but should the skies clear, there’s plenty of adventure to be had from wildflower walks to a goat gala.


Greater Boston

Habitat is hosting a Spring Celebration in Belmont, complete with an herb sale and Goat Gala.

Join Ted Elliman, author of The Wildflowers of New England, for an Author Talk at Drumlin Farm in Lincoln, featuring the wildflowers of many of the natural habitats of Massachusetts. After go on a wildflower hike around the farm. (adults, registration required)

Enjoy Birds and Breakfast at Broadmoor in Natick. Enjoy a guided bird walk followed by homemade pancakes. (adults and children ages 5+, registration required)

Join Boston Nature Center and the Boston Area Beekeepers Association for a Bee for Every House. Learn about different types of observation hives, how to setup and care for them and their occupants through the four seasons, and how to get the most out of your many hours of observations.  (adults, registration required)

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South of Boston

Explore the Habitats of Moose Hill in Sharon. Head out onto the trails to discover how the different habitats are responding to past land use, encroachment by invasive species, climate change, and more. (adults, registration required)

Go on a Family Nature Hike at Oak Knoll in Attleboro to get some exercise and learn about local flora and fauna. (adults and children ages 3+, registration required)

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Cape Cod

Learn about the Cape’s most famous fish, river herring, during Springtime Herring Exploration at the Mashpee River. See live herring as they swim upstream, make your own herring crafts to take home, and learn how to become a citizen scientist to study herring populations.

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)

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Central Massachusetts

Go on a Spring Wildflower Walk at Broad Meadow Brook in Worcester to look for dwarf ginseng, golden ragwort, and just maybe an early lady’s slipper on our gentle walk along the trails. (adults, registration required)

Get an Introduction to Birding at Wachusett Meadow in Princeton to learn the basics of bird identification. After a classroom session, we’ll go outside in search of birds so that you will have an opportunity to practice your identification skills. (adults, registration required)

Connecticut River Valley

Enjoy a Spring Walk at High Ledges in Shelburne. Look for both plant and animal life as we walk a moderate three mile trail and enjoy lunch while overlooking the scenic Deerfield Valley. (adults, registration required)

Head to Arcadia in Easthampton and Northampton for the Valley Bird Festival. Expect live birds of prey presentations, bird banding, games, bird walks, and activities for all ages.

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Go Spring Birding at Lime Kiln Farm in Sheffield. Listen and look for warblers, sparrows, thrushes, and other birds. (adults)

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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)

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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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