Spring celebrations begin early at the sanctuary with the age-old tradition of maple sugaring. The warm days of late winter awaken the flow of sap in the maples, causing buds to swell and resulting in sweet-smelling, billowing clouds of steam rising from the sugarhouse.
On our naturalist-guided tours, learn how to identify a sugar maple, observe tapping and sap collection methods, watch the sap >>
As winter sets in, the earth and sky merge in a shared palette of color, shadow, and reflections. It is the season when land and waterscapes yield equally for our exploration. Ice and snow give way to myriad forms and ephemeral worlds that reveal themselves only in these silent, frozen months of the year. Join Cherrie for walks of winter revelation and sunset splendors. Dress warmly, head to >>
Let’s milk the cow at Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary and check to see if the sap is running. What might happen when maple meets milk? A Maple Moo Mix-Up might be delicious! All ages welcome, but one child must be at least 2 years old; up to three children per adult. Registration required. $15. >>
It's sugarin' time in the Blue Hills! Join us as we make maple syrup in the traditional way at beautiful DCR Brookwood Farm in Canton. Put on your boots and flannel shirt and join in the fun! Smell the wood smoke as you watch clouds of steam rise from the bubbling sap. Savor the taste of real maple syrup. Activities for all ages. Entrance fee is $6 per person. Registration is not required. >>
Join us for a “sweet day” as we explore maple history, culture, and production. Enjoy the process from start to finish as you help tap the trees for sap and then watch as it is boiled into syrup. The day will include scheduled woodland walks for tapping, sweet treats, and fun crafts and activities.
Fee: $5 Member; $8 Non-Member >>
Thank you for raising awareness about the need for foster parents in Massachusetts. As an organization that also provides Intensive Foster Care, The Home for Little Wanderers has found that many people are unaware of the different types of foster care. We encourage anyone who is interested to learn more. Every child deserves a safe and loving home.
This topic has occupied my mind for years! Thank you for starting a movement that parents so desperately need! It is difficult for young parents to NOT get caught up in the overscheduled lifestyle. No well-meaning parent wants their child to miss any opportunity for healthy enrichment, but too much is counterproductive! Although my children are teenagers now, I would have LOVED to hear your words of wisdom when my family craved downtime!
Dr. Newberger - Thank you for giving the HPV vaccine visibility in your community. We are very passionate about educating people regarding this deadly virus. "This is one of the epidemics of the 21st century," says Otis Brawley, chief medical officer at the American Cancer Society.
On June 1, 2008 our 23 yr. old daughter Kristen died after a courageous fight against HPV caused cervical cancer. The vaccine would have led to a different outcome for Kristen.
Kristen’s cancer battle led to the book, “Love, Kristen,” which tells about her experience. While doing research for the book, we learned how little women know about HPV and its tie to cervical cancer; the availability and importance of HPV testing and vaccines and Pap screening tests. This fact led to the founding of the Kristen Forbes EVE Foundation and the creation of the Cervical Cancer-Free Indiana Initiative (CCFIN).
The mission of the Kristen Forbes EVE Foundation (www.kristeneve.org) is to eliminate cervical cancer and significantly reduce HPV infection levels. The Foundation is based in Noblesville, IN.
People need to understand that "the HPV vaccination is about cancer....not sex."
Once again, many thanks for writing about HPV.
Kirk Forbes, Founder
Kristen Forbes EVE Foundation, Inc.