Palm Warbler

What To Do This Weekend: Sept 22-23

Look for butterflies and birds, go on full moon hikes and paddles, discover nature through art, practice yoga, and more at a wildlife sanctuary this weekend.

Palm Warbler

Palm Warbler

Greater Boston

During Yoga and Mindfulness in Nature at Habitat in Belmont, take part in a 45-minute slow and gentle yoga class indoors, and then head outside to explore the trails of Habitat. (adults, registration required)

As part of Drawing Owls from Life at the Museum of American Bird Art in Canton, discover more about these amazing creatures while you learn to draw owls with pencil and paper. Explore methods for developing your owl sketch, as well as techniques for capturing depth, volume, and texture. (adults, registration required)

Go Wild for Turtles at Broadmoor in Natick. Find out about our wonderful shelled friends and take a short walk to see more turtles in the wild. (families, registration required)

Head to Boston Nature Center for Butterfly Bon Voyage. Explore the meadows for monarchs and other butterflies while learning about their life cycles, habitat, and food needed to thrive. We will also create a butterfly craft. (families, registration required)

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North Shore

Discover Nature through Field Sketching at Ipswich River. This six-hour indoor/outdoor workshop teaches how field sketching can improve your knowledge of the natural environment around you. (adults, registration required)

Let your child connect with their “inner scientist” during Saturday Morning Science at Joppa Flats in Newburyport. This Saturday’s focus is Papermaking and Nature Journals. (children ages 7-11, registration required)

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Central Massachusetts

Head to Wachusett Meadow in Princeton for a Fall Hawk Watch to witness hawk migration and find out how to identify raptors in flight. (adults, registration required)

Go on a Full Moon Family Night Walk at Flat Rock in Fitchburg to engage your senses of sight and sound as the full moon begins to rise and nocturnal creatures become active. (families, registration required)

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Connecticut River Valley

Enjoy a Saturday Morning Bird Walk at Arcadia in Easthampton and Northampton. Focus on field identification techniques, flight patterns, field marks, habitat preferences, and songs and calls. (adults, registration required)

During Migration: Hawks and Butterflies at Laughing Brook in Hampden look for several species of hawks and a few species of butterflies on the move. (adults and children, registration required)

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South of Boston

Welcome autumn with a relaxing Harvest Moon Hike at Tidmarsh in Plymouth. Once dusk has settled over the marsh we will let the moon light our way as we occasionally stop, look, and listen for creatures. (adults and children ages 6+, registration required)

Look for Fall Migrants at Daniel Webster in Marshfield including warblers, shorebirds, and raptors. (adults and children ages 6+, registration required)

Take part in a Pokemon Go Hike at Oak Knoll in Attleboro. We’ll even talk about how these animals inspired the creatures within the game. Access to Pokemon Go is required.  (adults and children ages 5+, registration required)

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Cape Cod and Islands

See live birds up-close and observe the bird banding process at Bird Research in Action! Wellfleet Bay’s bird banding station is a unique opportunity to see how scientists conduct bird research up close. (adults and children ages 8+, registration required)

Join Long Pasture for Barnstable Harbor Kayak and Climb Sandy Neck Lighthouse and kayak Cape Cod’s largest barrier beach and salt marsh system. Then go ashore to climb the Sandy Neck barrier beach lighthouse and see the beautiful view. (Ages 12+, registration required)

See Sengekontacket Pond on the Vineyard via a Moonrise Kayak as we celebrate the different full moons of summer. With a guide, kayak on the pond as the sun sets, stars twinkle, and the moon rises. (adults and children ages 11+, 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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