What To Do This Weekend: Nov 23-24

Learn about wild turkeys, attend a forest festival, improve your cell phone photography skills, go on a nature walk, and more at a wildlife sanctuary this weekend.

Wild turkeys

North Shore

Journey back in time during the Family Forest Festival at Ipswich River in Topsfield and learn about the people and wildlife who have called these forests home. Go on a hike, try your hand at building a kid-sized log cabin, see and use real historical carpentry tools, and learn the names and stories of towering trees and woodland wildlife. (families, registration for the hike is required)

Go Saturday Morning Birding in the Newburyport/Plum Island are — one of the best year-round birding locations in the country. Beginners and birders of all levels are welcome. (adults)

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Greater Boston

It’s Turkey Time at the Boston Nature Center. Search the sanctuary for turkeys, create turkey track posters, examine feathers under a microscope, and create a craft to take home. (families)

During Cell Phone Nature Photography at Moose Hill in Sharon, hike up our popular Bluff Trail while learning how to get the most out of your cell phone’s camera. (adults, registration required)

Go on a field trip from Drumlin Farm for Rhode Island Rarities. Species to be on the lookout for include Black-headed Gull, Barnacle and Pink-footed Geese, Eurasian Wigeon, Black Vulture, and Tufted Duck. (adults and teens 14+, registration required)

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South of Boston

What better way to get in the holiday spirit than a Walkin Talkin Turkey Walk at Tidmarsh in Plymouth. Explore the former cranberry farm and learn all about the star of many a Thanksgiving table, turkeys! (adults and children ages 10+, registration required)

Take a Long Scenic Hike at Allens Pond in South Dartmouth. Cover at least 2 miles of uneven terrain and opens up the senses to the wonders of the sanctuary! (adults, registration required)

Head to Oak Knoll in Attleboro for Talkin’ Turkey to discuss an animal that is so quintessentially American it was almost made into the national bird. Learn turkey facts and turkey myths, and go on a hike to look for some on our trails. (adults and children, registration required)

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Connecticut River Valley

Get a perfect introduction to nature during a First Child in the Woods Walk at Arcadia in Easthampton/Northampton. This one-hour hike will enable your child or children to gently discover the natural world around them and give you skills to confidently lead explorations of your own. (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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