Mount Auburn Birding and Plum Island birding trips will be offered in May. Join us for a wonderful morning of birding at Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge. Migrants and blooms should be abundant as we walk this historic cemetery in search of interesting birds. Meet at Moose Hill and travel in our van there and back again. Wednesday, May 9, 6 am -12 noon. Fee is $25-$30 and.
We will also journey to the Parker River Wildlife Refuge on Plum Island where we will look for shorebirds, migrants and anything interesting we can find. Meet at Moose Hill and travel in our van there and back again on Wednesday, May 16, 8am -4pm. Fee is $35-$40 and pre-registration is required. Bring snacks/lunch, drinks, sunscreen, and binoculars.
Moose Hill also offers birding opportunities on our own trails. Christine Turnbull will lead a casual walk and exploration for spring migrants and local nesting birds along our Billings Loop Trail. Meet at the Nature Center and stay as long or short as your schedule allows. Birders of all abilities are welcomed. These walks are being offered at 6am, Thursdays, May 3,10,17,24 and 31. Program is free, donations to Bird-a-thon appreciated
Join Patti Austin for an afternoon of fern identification and natural history exploration. Begin indoors with a look at the fascinating lifecycle of ferns and where they fit into Moose Hill’s ecosystems. Next head outside to identify ferns along the Billings Loop Trail while enjoying a leisurely walk. Hand-outs are provided to allow for continued learning. Fee is $10-$15 and pre-registration required.
Deer and the Forest, What’s Happening to Our Plants? This program is offered Wednesday, May 23, 6 pm. There is no fee. It will be an informative walk and talk about white-tailed deer and the impact they are having on native plants. What does this mean to our forests? What are the ripple effects towards other wildlife?
Walks in Massachusetts: John Galluzzo, the Adult Education and Citizen Science Coordinator for Mass Audubon’s South Shore Sanctuaries, will speak on his recent book, Half an Hour a Day Across Massachusetts: Finding Nature in Every Town in the Commonwealth. Last year, John took a half-hour walk in each of the 351 towns in the state, focusing on Mass Audubon sanctuaries, state parks, and other open areas (including cemeteries). His goal was to prove that a nature walk is never out of reach for a citizen of Massachusetts. Join him for this free talk about his experiences on Thursday, May 24, 7-8pm.
Moose Hill is located at 293 Moose Hill St, Sharon, MA. Please visit our website at massaudubon.org or call 781-784-5691for details.