Look for birds, listen to a story, go for a hike, take part in a winter survival challenge, and more at a wildlife sanctuary this weekend.
Go on a free inter-generational Morning Bird Walk at Habitat in Belmont. Birders and non-birders of all ages and skill levels are welcome.
Attend Nature Story Hour at Boston Nature Center to listen to a nature-themed story then join a teacher naturalist for a short walk around the trails. (families, registration required)
Enjoy Saturday Morning Birding around Newburyport–one of the best year-round birding locations in the country–with Joppa Flats. Beginners and birders of all levels are welcome to join. (adults)
Are you up for a Outdoor Winter Survival Challenge? Using teamwork and problem solving, build shelters, collect firewood, and find food and a water source around Ipswich River in Topsfield. End by roasting marshmallows over a fire and trying out some pine needle tea. (families, registration required)
As part of New Year’s Madness with Joppa Flats hit the birding hot spots around the greater Newburyport area and on Cape Ann looking for Snowy Owl, Northern Shrike, Lapland Longspur, Snow Bunting, Harlequin Duck, and other sea ducks, loons, and grebes. (adults, registration required)
South of Boston
Go on a free New Year’s Day Beach Ramble at Allens Pond in South Dartmouth. Walk from the field station through winter meadow to our rocky coastline, hike over glacial moraine and then explore our sandy beach ecosystem. (all ages, registration required)
Ring in the New Year with a free First Day Hike at Oak Knoll in Attleboro. (all ages, registration required)
Hike (or Snowshoe) into the New Year at Broad Meadow Brook in Worcester, looking for tracks and signs of wildlife along the way. After, warm up with coffee and cocoa. (adults and children ages 8+, registration required)