Discover the early signs of spring and wildflowers in the woodlands at Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary. We will take a leisurely walk and along the way, learn the natural history of the early blossoms and how to identify them. Then we’ll gather for tea and to look up any nature mysteries we discovered along the way. Bring your curiosity and a hand lens if you have one.
Registration is >>
Lime Kiln Farm has a variety of habitats, from recovering farm fields and forested ridges to swamps and abandoned lime quarries. We’ll explore these natural communities through the seasons, getting to know the interesting flora and fauna of this beautiful sanctuary in the southern Berkshires.
This program is free as part of our “Lime Kiln Through the Seasons,” series which is generously >>
Starting on May 9, The Garden in the Woods will celebrate the bloom of 21 species of exquisite trilliums during its first Trillium Week. Visitors can wander though the Garden’s enchanting woodland gardens to see exquisite native spring ephemerals and trilliums in bloom.
In addition to spring flowers, at the Lily Pond, children are likely to spot turtles, frogs, and other creatures. Through >>
Dive deep into the underwater life of marine animals! Learn all about the challenges of life at sea with hands-on activities. Investigate the museum’s collections with interactive gallery explorations. See and touch living ocean animals to learn more about the amazing adaptations they have to survive their salty habitats. Create your very own ‘dive log’ to document your favorite specimens >>
Introductory design tutorial covering many of the added benefits to using chickens (and possible other small livestock) in the garden to reduce pest insect problems, increase soil fertility, and entertain the masses! For ages 4 and up. Members $5, Nonmembers $7. >>
Get your goat on by interacting with and learning about our friendly herd of Nigerian Dwarf Goats. Bring your kids to meet our kids, does, and whethers, join in games, entertainment, and raffles, and sample goat-related products. Learn how the goats help out at Habitat, and how you can help out the goats. Great photo opportunities. For all ages. FREE. >>
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. >>
As the days warm, more and more insects make their presence felt and heard. From the elusive grasshoppers and crickets, to the beautiful butterflies and moths, to the annoying – but important – mosquito, we will learn all about the extraordinary lives of insects. For families with children ages 4-11. Registration required. Adults Free; Children: Members $5, Nonmembers $7. >>
Spring is a season filled with woodland activity. Many animals are busy building homes and looking for food. Come and create your very own animal mask as we play and discover what it’s like to be an animal at Habitat. See the forest through new eyes! For families with children ages 0-5. Registration required. Members $5, Nonmembers $6. >>
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!