Butterfly Landing, the popular, seasonal exhibit, will open on June 18 (weather permitting). A seasonal oasis of tranquility, Butterfly Landing is a tented space filled with bright, beautiful butterflies. Enveloped by soothing music, guests can stroll by flower beds and a small pond while they watch in amazement as delicate butterflies peacefully flutter about Through Labor Day, Sept. 5. Free >>
Let's go on a bug hunt and search for caterpillars, grasshopper nymphs, dragonfly naiads, and other insect larvae. Discover which bug babies look like their mothers. We'll probably find butterflies, beetles and crickets as well. For families with children ages 0-7. Registration required. Members $12, Nonmembers $15. 781-259-2200; massaudubon.org. >>
Everyone loves rich and creamy butter, but have you ever discovered where butter begins? Join us for a guided stroll around the farm learning all about our dairy, explore the milking parlor, enjoy a calf close encounter and end with butter making in the Carriage Barn. Recommended for ages 2-7. Pre-registration is required as we can not accommodate a large group with drop-ins for this program. >>
There is no more exciting time to get out onto the sanctuary than around sunset and just after. The fading light signals many of the animals that it is time to get out and start their daily activities. Creatures such bats, moths, beavers, foxes, raccoons and many others will become active, foraging and moving about. Bring your flashlight and we’ll cover the lens in red to preserve our night >>
Beaver dams abound at Farandnear. Learn how to spot them, why they help and how they can hinder wetland habitats, and fun wetland habitats, as well as fun facts about beaver life.
Member: $5; Nonmember: $10 >>
Drop in at the Boston Nature Center Saturday mornings from May to August and learn all about honey bees from the Boston Area Beekeepers! We host an apiary on the sanctuary, and the beekeepers will “bee” more than happy to help you explore all aspects of bee life. Learn how they make honey, how they survive the winter, and much more! Free. 617-983- 8500; massaudubon.org. >>
Join us and the crew of the Yankee Clipper for an exciting exploration of the lower Merrimack River ecosystem. The cruise includes hands-on science, interactive props, and seasonal wildlife. We'll look for seabirds, seals, and waterfowl. Your family will have a wonderful time cruising and learning about this vital part of the area's natural history. Age 4 and up. Children must be >>
Wildlife expert and rehabilitator Marla Isaac of New England Reptiles and Raptors will bring hawks, owls, and raptors of all sizes for this fun and informative demonstration. $10, $8 members and ages 12 and under. Tickets available at the door or visit birds-of-prey.bpt.me
I'm glad to see some reporting on the biological effects on individuals especially students in school. There is substantial evidence of serious harm from radiation emanating from routers and other devices; business appears only interested in marketing these devices for schools but has been negligent as far as safety or even educational value.
Currently, there is a ballot initiative (current petition 15-33) to create an expert commission to evaluate and address health and safety risks--this needs support to move forward (see www.meetup.com/healove). The site had additional materials available to help address the issue.
Thank you, Mr. Spero and Ms. Rees for this article! Ashland Public Schools has adopted Best Practices for Mobile Devices to start putting distance between students/staff and the devices/routers/access points in our schools. Senator Karen Spilka has introduced MA S.1222: An Act creating a special commission to study the health impacts of electromagnetic fields. While it may take a while for an outcome from the State, there is much you can do to keep your loved ones safe right now as Ms. Rees explains. I have taken those precautions myself in our home to limit radiation exposure. Those wishing to know more are welcome to look at the in-depth research I've gathered: https://sites.google.com/site/understandingemfs/home. Thank you!