There's something for everyone!
The Environmental Education program is a fundamental part of our mission. The year-round calendar of outings, talks and events offers something for everyone. Guided walks on trails of particular interest; talks on topics from woodpeckers to liverworts; special events and gatherings for young and old. Be sure to add a few of our programs to your own calendar!
Let’s explore the Bishop Cardinal Reserve and Wilson Wing Moose Pond Bog Preserve. Rather than follow a trail, we’ll look for tracks and see where they lead us and what we can learn about mammal behavior in this wetland/upland location. Snowshoes a must.
It’s become a yearly tradition to check on the ephemeral pool at the Heald and Bradley Ponds Reserve. We’ll dip small containers and see what aquatic insects we might find, taking a closer look through hand lenses and a field microscope. If time allows, we’ll walk to Otter Rock as well.
This will be a silent walk for some of the way as we’ll check on a heron rookery from a distance. We won’t want to disturb the adults or young as they feed, so we’ll stay hidden among trees and spy on them with binoculars. At the same time, we’ll also note other birds that enjoy the wetland location. Binoculars and bug repellant a must for this hike.