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The Woodcock Skydance

Sponsored by Boston Nature Center
April 17, 2021 (Saturday) 7:00-8:30pm


Boston Nature Center and Wildlife Sanctuary, Mattapan MA


(suitable for children 5 & up)


Adult $10.00, Child $10.00


Adult $13.00, Child $13.00
Nonmembers can join today during checkout and take immediate advantage of member prices.

One of the most unique birds of spring is the American woodcock (Scolopax minor) and its beautiful mating dance. Each spring, males engage in an elaborate mating ritual in which they slowly fly up in large circles and then fall back to earth like leaves. Upon landing they strut around 'Peenting.' Woodcocks require a very specific habitat, and the BNC is lucky enough to have some of that very habitat. Join us for a magical evening as we learn about and witness a great spring tradition!

This program is part of our month long celebration of Earth Day, the nature of Massachusetts, and climate action. For more opportunities to get outside and celebrate with us, visit

PLEASE NOTE: This program will be conducted in accordance with current Municipal, State, and Mass Audubon Covid-19 protocols. Out of state participants must follow the MA travel order found here:

Groups are limited to 11 pre-registered children and adults. You must pre-register for this program; walk-ins cannot be accommodated. Participants are required to wear a face covering and follow social distancing guidelines. Mass Audubon cannot loan field equipment at this time. A detailed confirmation letter will be emailed 24 hours before the program.

Registration is required.
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