This week, take advantage of the opportunities offered by the Massachusetts Department of Ecological Restoration (DER). DER sponsors weekly events to give you the chance to explore some Massachusetts’s pristine wetlands reserves. Wetlands are home to a large number of diverse wildlife and bird species, and DER guides will point out all the hidden spots where these animals like to nest. Some of the tours take you by foot through the nature paths, and others allow you to paddle in your kayak right down the river. This week alone, DER will be sending experts to lead explorations of the Quinsigamond River, the Ispwich River, the Weweantic River, and the Muddy River in the Charles River Watershed.
Also on Saturday, May 19, the 19th annual EarthFest celebration is taking place at the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation’s (DCR) Hatch Memorial Shell on the Charles River Esplanade. EarthFest is a free, family-friendly event to celebrate the earth. The event will showcase national and local music acts, environmentally-friendly products and local non-profit environmental organizations presented by Whole Foods in conjunction with DCR.
Learn more about EarthFest is available here!
And remember to check out the Great Outdoors interactive calendar for a complete listing of outdoor events in Massachusetts. Bookmark the MassWildlife events page too, for wildlife related talks, events, hikes and more!