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Dragonflies and damselflies, affectionately known as odes (from their scientific order Odonata), are out in abundance. In past years, our Photo Contest participants have put their own unique spins on this fascinating subject. Have a great shot of your own? There’s still time to enter the 2014 Picture This Photo Contest!
This weekend we’ve got canoe and kayak trips, family-friendly walks, a fantastic search for fungi, and much more. Join a naturalist from Felix Neck in Edgartown on an exciting kayak adventure by single or double boat. See nesting shorebirds, oystercatchers, and other birds feed and frolic, and learn about natural history of saltwater communities found on […]
September is right around the corner, which means it’s back-to-school time! We’re excited to welcome a new crop of students to our Drumlin Farm Community Preschool, but they aren’t the only ones who can enjoy our outdoor classroom—there are plenty of opportunities for everyone to learn at Drumlin Farm. Check out our program catalog and […]
It’s always a good time to be at Wildwood, but August is a particularly special time. The mild weather, and the thought of school approaching means that we can really soak in the great times we’re having here. Sailing is always a popular choice for campers who want to learn a new skill and soak […]
Baby birds are everywhere. Listen for plaintive calls and watch parent birds with bills full of food deliver it to babies as large as they are. How can you tell? Baby birds look like the don’t know what to do yet and often have fuzzy feathers with smudged looking markings. This young Gray catbird was […]
Real estate professionals often utter the words “location, location, location”. And grandmothers and others have reminded us all that “good things come in small packages”. Those two well-worn adages become beautifully interwoven while I was visiting Bangor, ME with my family recently. We found the pocket park on Central Street to surely be tiny in […]
One bright spot in an otherwise gloomy coastal waterbird season has been a plover nicknamed “El Bandito”, a banded male that hung out alone at South Sunken Meadow Beach last year, a beach that had been effectively plover-less for the last several years. The bands on his legs told us that El Bandito was banded by researchers from […]