Plants & Fungi Under 18 Winner © Sean Henderson

What To Do This Weekend: Sept 7-8

Search for fungi, look for birds, practice yoga, explore fall flowers, search for butterflies, and more at a wildlife sanctuary this weekend.

Plants & Fungi Under 18 Winner © Sean Henderson
© Sean Henderson


Discover Fantastic Fungi at Pleasant Valley in Lenox as we examine mushrooms big and small, edible and poisonous. (adults, registration required)

Canoe the Housatonic River in Lenox. During this leisurely paddle watch for swallows, herons, kingfishers, muskrats, and signs of beavers and learn about why the waterway is the natural heart of the Berkshires. (adults and children ages 10+, registration required)

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Connecticut River Valley

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

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Central Massachusetts

Head to Wachusett Meadow in Princeton for Yoga at the Sanctuary. In this outdoor class, connect with your breath, body, mind, and nature with Wachusett Meadow as your backdrop. (adults, registration required)

Learn about Goldrenrods and Asters at Broad Meadow Brook in Worcester, part of their Essential Nature Series. (adults, registration required)

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North Shore

This program is cancelled It’s Family Day at the Joppa Flats Bird Banding Station in Newburyport. You’ll see Mass Audubon scientists evaluate and release the songbirds we’ve captured while you learn about migration and habitat use. (families, registration required)

Take part in Sunday Morning Yoga at Ipswich River in Topsfield. Bring your mat, and together we will create a comfortable balance to calm your mind, energize your body, and nurture your soul by practicing breathing, movement, and meditation. (adults, registration required)

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Greater Boston

Head to Drumlin Farm in Lincoln to help with Afternoon Chores. Feed chickens and collect eggs, then bring hay to the sheep, goats, and cows. After we finish up we’ll treat ourselves to a farm fresh snack. (families, registration required)

As part of Fall Gardening and Harvesting at Boston Nature Center, learn how to prepare your gardens for winter (and look ahead to spring), harvest some delicious late season crops, and learn how to incorporate them in healthy and tasty recipes. (families, registration required)

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South of Boston

Practice Yoga in the Stone Barn at Allens Pond in South Dartmouth with nothing but the sounds of birds and nature serving as the backdrop to your practice. Taught by a certified instructor from School of Yoga New Bedford, this program is suitable for yogis of all levels. (adults)

Take part in a Butterfly Census at Allens Pond in South Dartmouth. Savor the last remnants of summer, enjoy some time outdoors, and learn about butterflies. (adults and children, registration required)

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Martha’s Vineyard

This program is cancelled During Examining the Evidence: A Climate Change Walk and Talk at Felix Neck in Edgartown, walk the sanctuary to see areas that have been impacted by climate and weather events. Also see two ongoing projects that aim to address the changes that are occurring and learn what Mass Audubon is doing to address climate change. (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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