Northern Pintail © Brian Vigorito

What To Do This Weekend: Nov 9-10

Go on a nature walk, search for ducks, learn how to make cheese, look for owls after dark, make a mandala, and more at a wildlife sanctuary this weekend.

Northern Pintail © Brian Vigorito
Northern Pintail © Brian Vigorito

Connecticut River Valley

During Trees at High Ledges in Shelburne, hike through the forests to the top of the ledges, all the while learning how to identify trees once their leaves have fallen. (adults, registration required)

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Central Massachusetts

On the See Waterfowl in Greater Worcester Tour, explore Leesville Pond and other sites in the greater Worcester area by van in search of Hooded and Common mergansers, Green-winged Teal, American Widgeon, and Northern Pintail ducks. (adults, registration required)

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North Shore

As part of The Ice Age Geologic History of Ipswich River in Topsfield, hike to key locations to observe and learn how to identify various distinctive glacial landforms, their characteristics, how they came about, and how they continue to influence the world around us today. (adults, registration 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

Try your hand at Simple Cheesemaking at Drumlin Farm in Lincoln. Sample homemade cheeses while learning the skills you need to make your own cheese at home! (adults and children ages 12+, registration required)

Head to Broadmoor in Natick for Owl Prowl Adventures. Learn about local owls while walking through fields and forests under moon listening for resident screech, barred and great horned owls. (families, registration required)

Get the Most from Your SmartPhone Camera at Stony Brook in Norfolk. Take a short photo tour and then head out to put those camera phones through their paces. (adults, registration required)

Go on a Nature Walk at Boston Nature Centre to stretch your legs and your mind with an exploration of our forests, meadows, and seasonal wetlands. Ask questions and learn about the biodiversity in an urban setting. (adults, registration required)

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South of Boston

Sanctuary Director Lauren Kras and former Tidmarsh Farms owners Glorianna Davenport and Evan Schulman will lead a walk Celebrating the Legacy of Cranberry Farming and Innovative Restoration at Tidmarsh in Plymouth. (adults, registration required)

Go on a Fall Foliage Exploration at Attleboro Springs to explore the colors of fall and learn about the science of dendrology (trees). (all ages, registration required)

Make a Fall Leaf Mandala at Allens Pond in South Dartmouth. This ancient form of art can be very relaxing and some find that it helps deepen our spiritual connection with nature and the universe. (adults, registration required)

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Cape Cod

Take a Seabird Cruise from Sesuit Harbor in Dennis into Cape Cod Bay aboard the Albatross. Search for alcids, loons, gannets, and sea ducks in flight and floating on the waves. You may also spot gray and harbor seals and other marine life. (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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