From 1884 – 1917, Mason A. Walton lived a hermit's life in Ravenswood Park. He closely observed, wrote, and drew about wildlife behaviors and published a book in 1903. As we walk in his footsteps to the site of his cabin, we'll track signs of wildlife just as Walton did. Along the way we'll share tales from his book A Hermit's Wild Friends, available from Amazon:
Butterflies can be a fun hobby! Join Doug Savich, local butterfly expert. There are about 100 species of butterflies in MA and about 75 can be seen on Cape Ann. Come explore the park with Doug and look for butterflies. Bring a close focus binocular if you have one.
The Trustees of Reservations invites you and your kids to come out to one of their most spectacular coastal reservations to celebrate Earth Day 2014. Take this opportunity to teach your children the benefits of stewardship and to have a great time as a family. At Halibut Point State Park and/or the Coolidge Point Reservation, your help is needed cleaning up the shoreline, building a bird box or a boardwalk, or simply drinking in the beauty of our special places. Call for details. Please register in advance!
This is a whale watch with a birding twist! Joppa Flats Education Center invites families on a special excursion offshore to discover the wonder of whales aboard the Captain's Lady III! Play the part of a whale researcher and learn about the lives of whales and the habitats they use to feed, live and breed.
The Trustees of Reservations invites you and your kids to come out to two of their most spectacular coastal reservations to help us celebrate Earth Day 2013. Take this opportunity to teach your children the benefits of stewardship and to have a great time as a family. At Halibut Point State Park and/or the Coolidge Point Reservation, your help is needed cleaning up shoreline, building a bird box or a boardwalk, or simply drinking in the beauty of our special places. Call for details. Please register in advance!
Everyone is talking about climate change these days. How is that conversation going around your family's dinner table? Our students are all running around with some facts and probably some misconceptions. Perhaps the adults are in the same position.
Have you ever seen a spotted salamander or a mass of frog eggs? Many frogs, toads, salamanders, and macroinvertebrates depend on the vernal pool, a unique seasonal habitat, for their survival. Join us for a fun afternoon exploring the amazing life cycles of the animals of the vernal pool.
Venture by shuttle boat to Misery Island from Manchester Harbor. Enjoy panoramic Atlantic views, cultural ruins Quest, or relax on the beach in the Island atmosphere! Walks available along beaches, footpaths, and stairways of historic buildings. Boat shuttle leaves mainland at 10AM, leaves Misery Island at 2:30PM returns to mainland 2:50.
Meet up at the REI Tent next to the Nature Center, with REI Bike Shop Technicians and the Department of Conservation and Recreation for a FREE bike tune up and then take a ride through Bradley Palmer State Park and Willowdale Forest. Maps will be available for these self guided rides or take a guided ride with a Park Ranger at 10am,11am, and 12pm. Waterbottles, maps, and REI coupons for all.