Ever wonder where your milk comes from? Find out and meet the cows at Appleton Farms! This tour will explore the workings of our Dairy operation including a visit with our calves. Meet the cows in the dairy barn during milking time and learn about how we raise our Jersey herd! Tour lasts approximately 1 hour. This program meets at our Dairy Store located at the main entrance off Rt. 1A. >>
It's May, and time for hay. Come to Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary and celebrate by creating hay-do hats and crowns. We'll visit each barn and deliver May baskets filled with hay to the cows, sheep, and goats. Then we'll dance around the Maypole and make merry. Happy May Day to everyone! All ages welcome, up to three children per adult. Advance registration is required. $15. >>
Celebrate Mother’s Day at the top of beautiful Chickatawbut Hill with a delicious pancake brunch featuring fruit, juice and a variety of hot beverages. We’ll begin serving at 10:30 and after a leisurely meal, we’ll go for a gentle guided hike with a naturalist. We’ll search out wildflowers, look for returning spring birds, and enjoy the splendid views. Suitable for adults and families >>
Join us as we explore the wonderful world of wildflowers, which are often the first sign of spring. Learn how these unassuming flowers use color, scent, and pattern to help them make seeds. We will examine flowers in the Garden, learn about their parts, and design our own flower craft to take home. Registration required. $14 >>
Join Miss Jen in a circle time to share stories, songs and finger plays about a variety of nature themes. Enjoy games, movement, and a craft as we explore animals and nature.
Fee: $10 Member; $13 Non-Member per class. Ages 2.9-5, Drop-off >>
Hiking by moonlight connects you to the landscape in an entirely different way than day hikes. Here is your chance to explore the sanctuary (on a guided walk) at a time when we are usually closed to visitors. Bring a flashlight – though we’ll try not to use them. Leader: Bill Moss, Natural History Guide. For more information and to register, call 978.464.2712.
Fee: $6 Adult Members, $8 >>
Treat Mom to a walk on the beautiful trails at Wachusett Meadow Wildlife Sanctuary. Wildflowers are in bloom, frogs and salamanders crowd vernal pools, and birds are singing – a gift indeed! Each Mom will receive a laminated guide of her choice from Mass Audubon’s series including A Guide to Northeastern Butterflies and Butterfly Gardening, A Guide to Backyard Birds of Eastern North America, >>
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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.