Dragonflies and damselflies are in abundance at this time of year - have you seen the dragons and damsels hiding in the bushes? Do you know where their babies live? We'll go on an adventure journey to ponds, meadows, and fields looking for naiads, skimmers and bluets.
All ages welcome, up to three children per adult. Fees apply to all participants, both adults and children. "Backpack babies" >>
Enjoy a fun and FREE beach ramble this Memorial Day! Join us for the Annual Ducky Dash 5k road race to benefit the Allens Pond Wildlife Sanctuary - and run, walk or roll (strollers are allowed) along the most gorgeous scenic course that starts at the sanctuary and runs flat and fast to Gooseberry Island and back. For all ages. Registration required. $20. 508-636- 2437; massaudubon.org. >>
Fee: $6 Adult Member, $3 Child Member, $8 Adult Nonmember, $4 Child Nonmember
Description: Learn about odonates — dragonflies and their damselfly cousins — and what makes them the engineering marvels of the natural world. We will explore Broad Meadow Brook’s trails for skimmers, darners, and meadowhawks, looking for dragonflies. Come take a closer look at these high-powered eating machines. >>
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!