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In order to keep the state budget balanced, Governor Baker has announced that he will utilize 9C cuts to reduce the funding of any executive branch agency or operation. This includes the Blue Hills Trailside Museum! We have already sent a letter to Governor Baker urging him to prioritize funding for Blue Hills Trailside Museum. […]
Pop Quiz: How far can a porcupine shoot its quills? The Answer: Trick Question! A rumor has been floating around for centuries that porcupines can fling their quills at enemies. The truth is a different story. Porcupines are solitary, slow-moving animals that largely keep to themselves unless threatened. The quills usually lie flat against the porcupine’s […]
By Karen Heymann On September 16th, Governor Baker signed Executive Order 569, which lays out plans both for fighting climate change and preparing the Commonwealth for unavoidable impacts such as sea level rise, storm surge, and extreme heat. Similar Senate-passed legislation on climate change adaptation was blocked in the Massachusetts House of Representatives over the […]
Waseeka Wildlife Sanctuary in Holliston/Hopkinton is a riot of color. Photographer Cheryl Rose captured these images this week. Waseeka is a delight for photographers and birders. Visit http://www.massaudubon.org/get-outdoors/wildlife-sanctuaries/waseeka for directions and a trail map.
Fall at the farm is in full swing! The maple trees have fiery hues and our lambs are looking extra fluffy. Our staff is busy preparing the farmyard for our annual Tales of the Night special event—try to spot something spooky as you walk around the farm! We hope you can visit the farm in the […]
The live marine exhibits at Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary are in the midst of a very productive fall with the arrival of a seasonal phenomenon known as Gulf Stream Orphans–or as they’re often called, GSOs. As the waters around Cape Cod warm during the summer they attract and harbor a variety of sub-tropical fish species […]
July 12, 2016 Daniel Webster Wildlife Sanctuary, Marshfield Daniel Webster Wildlife Sanctuary in Marshfield is truly a ‘Kingdom of Grass’ – acres and acres of it in all varieties, textures and colors. It’s a little piece of midwest prairie plunked down here in the Massachusetts coastal plain. At the head of the Fox Hill Trail […]
So with the season coming to a close, I would like to say thank you one last time for being a member of our CSA, and giving time to help us harvest and weed throughout the season. Many have you have mentioned to me that it feels like this season has “flown by”…In my mind, […]
Session 6 is sliding into home with an incredibly strong finish! The past couple of days’ highlights have included Zip Line at the high ropes challenge course, raft building at the waterfront, and Tie Dye. Lots of campers have had the opportunity to try new things throughout the week. The Leaders-In-Action (second year LITs) have […]