What a winter it has been! But the warming sun, singing birds, and fattening buds reassure us that spring is poised to blossom, even as the snow slowly recedes. Join Cherrie to greet the flowers, water creatures, and returning birds that fill the refuge with exuberant life each spring. Dress in layers, the refuge trails are often 10º cooler than more protected areas in springtime. Rubber >>
Celebrate Mother’s Day at the top of beautiful Chickatawbut Hill! We’ll go for a walk and search out spring wildflowers, look for birds, and enjoy the splendid view and then enjoy a leisurely breakfast with pancakes, fruit and hot beverages. Suitable for adults and families with children ages 3 and up. Mass Audubon members $10, nonmembers $12, preregistration is required. Directions to the >>
Join the Mystic River Watershed Association for the annual fundraiser in celebration of the return of the herring to the Mystic River. The 20th annual event includes a 5K run/walk, three paddling races, bike tour, children's activities and more. >>
See Mass Audubon scientists capture, measure, weigh, examine, and release migrant songbirds at the Joppa Flats Bird Banding Station on the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge. Learn about migration, habitat use, and scientific research. For families with children ages 6 and up. Registration required. Members Adult $8/Child $5, Nonmembers Adult $10/Child $6. >>
Enjoy a fun and FREE beach ramble this Memorial Day! Led by volunteer naturalist, Doug Hlousek; we'll meet at the Allens Pond Field Station and then will explore the flora and fauna along our Beach Loop Trail. For all ages. Registration required. FREE. >>
Celebrate Mother's Day with your family enjoying healthy brunch treats amidst the spring flowers. We'll have supplies to make your own potted herb arrangement using your own container or one we'll have available. A great activity for all and a perfect gift for Mom. Herb pot plants and supplies are included. Member Adult $24; Member Child $8; Nonmember Adult $30; Nonmember Child $10 >>
Just in time for Father's Day - bring the whole family to hear (and dance to) Beatles for Sale, as they play all-time Beatles favorites at this outdoor concert set in the Pinetum at Farandnear.
Member: $10 Adults, Kids free
Nonmember: $15 Adults, Kids free >>
Join Trustees and We Are Milton for day full of music, kids' activities and fun! Stay for the fireworks! Stop by Trustees' table to meet our milking goats and composting worms and start some seeds to take home. Sample birthday cake in celebration of Trustees’ 125th birthday and learn about the great family-friendly programs Trustees is offering at Hutch this year. FREE >>
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!