The small size and fast flight of hummingbirds may make them seem like beautiful visitors we never quite get to know. In fact, there are easy methods to increase our obervations and improve hummingbird habitat in our own backyards and in other landscapes. Hummingbird monitoring and population studies are well underway at Wachusett Meadow.
Join us for a hands-on introduction to ruby-throated >>
Welcome the hummingbirds back after their long journey from their winter habitat. Search our gardens for a glimpse of this garden jewel. Pretend to be a hummingbird gathering nectar from flowers after trying to flap your arms as fast as a hummingbird can flap its wings. For ages 4-6. Registration required. Members $9, Nonmembers $12. 781-784-5691; massaudubon.org.
10am or 1pm >>
Warm weather is here and the reptiles and amphibians are out and about. We'll poke about in the ponds and peek under logs and rocks as we search for turtles and toads. If we're lucky we might wake a snake! For families with children ages 0-9. Registration required. Members $12, Nonmembers $15. 781-259-2200; massaudubon.org. >>
Join us for this free family fishing festival! Take lessons in casting, knot-tying and fish identification, then cast a line into Houghton’s Pond. Instructional clinics throughout the day. Fish crafts and games too! Bring your own equipment or there will be limited equipment available for loan. No fishing license required for this educational, non-competitive family event. Free bait provided. >>
Presented by Boston By Foot.
This walking tour of the Freedom Trail in downtown Boston begins with the city’s establishment in 1630. The story of Boston unfolds through an exploration of the city’s architecture spanning more than three centuries. Beginning with the Puritan settlement, the tour continues through the American Revolution and the growth of commercial Boston and concludes with a >>
Presented by Boston By Foot.
This walking tour of the Freedom Trail in downtown Boston begins with the city’s establishment in 1630. The story of Boston unfolds through an exploration of the city’s architecture spanning more than three centuries. Beginning with the Puritan settlement, the tour continues through the American Revolution and the growth of commercial Boston and concludes with a discussion of modern development.
This historic walk features many of the downtown Freedom Trail sites, including the Old State House, Faneuil Hall, King's Chapel, the Old South Meeting House and the site of the first public school in America.
From the protests of Samuel Adams and James Otis to the Boston Massacre and the Boston Tea Party, to the liberation of Boston in 1776 by General Washington and his army, the Heart of The Freedom Trail takes you to the sites and tells the stories that led to American independence. <<
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!