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Cape Cod and Islands
For a 5th year, Wellfleet Bay, the Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater, and WCAI Radio are pleased to announce a presentation of our Sea Change environmental film series. Films will be shown at WHAT's Julie Harris Stage. The series begins Saturday, February 4 at 7 pm with Saving Jamaica Bay.
The Wildlife on Tap lecture series at Cape Cod Beer is a special event each winter where attendees can learn about wildlife over some fine beverages. Each presenter in the series is an expert in the field. Come have a beer and learn something new about some of Cape Cod's amazing critters!
On January 21, elementary school-aged children can join trainers for a free 90-minute Leave No Trace workshop at either Wachusett Meadow or Broad Meadow Brook.
Play is the natural work of children. Wachusett Meadow’s Nature Adventures for Young Folks preschool program allows children to do what they do naturally—spend time outdoors learning, exploring the wonders of nature, building friendships and developing a deeper sense of place.
Connecticut River Valley
Sanctuary Director Roger Wrubel was interviewed on a recent episode of Museum Open House, hosted by Jay Sugarman on Newton's NEWTV Community Channel.
Many of the most important birds in the history of decoy-making were made in Massachusetts. In this new, lavishly produced art book, thirty-six never-before-published historical photographs are combined with important, new historical material.
North of Boston
Come see live birds of prey at Ipswich River in this presentation that will introduce you to different types of raptors.
The Joppa Flats Education Center gift shop is offering a unique line of gifts, created through an unusually productive collaboration between birders and knitters. Hand-knit hats, mittens, scarves, cowls, and more are pouring in to Joppa Flats as donations, straight from the knitting needles of volunteers recruited via knitting networks.
South of Boston
This year was indeed the “Lucky 13th” year for the Allens Pond Duck Derby with a record number of 6,931 ducks racing on the incoming tide at Barney’s Joy. Congratulations to all the winners. See the official list of this year's winners!
Stony Brook is one of the few nesting sites in Massachusetts for the purple martin—North America’s largest swallow. However, our current housing structure is not built to support population monitoring and has limited nesting space. If we do not expand the number of housing options, returning purple martins will very quickly find themselves without a nesting space in our emerging colony.