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Garden Conservancy Open Days Garden Tour

06.02.19 at 10:00 AM
Brigham Hill Farm
128 Brigham Hill Road, North Grafton
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$10 per garden; children 12 and under free

Visit four gardens in Hardwick, North Grafton, and Petersham, open to benefit the Garden Conservancy. No reservations required; rain or shine. Highlights include water features, a walled vegetable garden, a chicken house with a sedum roof, a greenhouse featuring succulents, herb gardens, and a large meadow garden. A bonus pop-up plant sale will take place in Petersham with Garden Vision Epimediums and the Bunker Farm. Begin at Brigham Hill Farm or see www.gardenconservancy.org/open-days for additional locations.

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Father's Day Weekend Canoe on the Charles

06.15.19 at 8:30 AM - Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
280 Eliot St., Natick 01760
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Adults: $36 Members; $46 Non-Members

Celebrate Father's Day early with a relaxing canoe trip! Watch the morning mist rising off the river while we keep an eye out for great blue herons and other birds gliding over the water. Enjoy the beautiful views and wildlife as we paddle along the Charles river. (Paddlers must be 12 or older) Instructions and Directions: Pre-registration required. Online registration available. Directions to the meeting location and additional information are included in a link in the registration confirmation email. Canoes, paddles, lifejackets, a basic paddling overview & guides are all provided.

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Herons Galore! Birding at the Rookery

06.16.19 at 7:00 AM - Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
280 Eliot St., Natick 01760
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Adults: $15 Members; $18 Non-Members, Child $8m/ $

What are those huge nests weighing down tall tree tops? It's a great blue heron rookery! Most of the time, these beautiful birds are well camouflaged as they wade through wetlands fishing with their long beaks. The rookery gives a different view of these birds as they perch majestically and take flight with their 6-foot wingspans. Come learn more about these amazing birds and others that share these wetlands. Pre-registration required. Online registration available.

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Evening Canoe on the Charles

06.21.19 at 6:00 PM - Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
280 Eliot Street, Natick 01760
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Adults: $36 Members; $46 Non-Members

Enjoy a paddle down one of the most beautiful stretches of the Charles River, past Medfield State Hospital and up into the Medfield marshes. Watch as the sun sets over the river and listen for the evening sounds of birds, frogs and other creatures. Instructions and Directions: Pre-registration required. Online registration available. Directions to the meeting location and additional information are included in a link in the registration confirmation email. Canoes, paddles, lifejackets, a basic paddling overview & guides are all provided.

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Evening Canoe on the Charles

06.22.19 at 6:00 PM - Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
280 Eliot St., Natick 01760
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Adults: $36 Members; $46 Non-Members

Enjoy a paddle down one of the most beautiful stretches of the Charles River, past Medfield State Hospital and up into the Medfield marshes. Watch as the sun sets over the river and listen for the evening sounds of birds, frogs and other creatures. Instructions and Directions: Pre-registration required. Online registration available. Directions to the meeting location and additional information are included in a link in the registration confirmation email. Canoes, paddles, lifejackets, a basic paddling overview & guides are all provided.

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Summer Wildflower Exploration

06.23.19 at 10:00 AM - Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
280 Eliot St., Natick 01760
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Adults: $25 Members; $30 Non-Members

Come learn from the best! This guided walk will focus on learning about spring and summer wildflowers in Broadmoor's diverse meadow and wetland habitats. Learn about asters, milkweed and other essential flowers for pollinators and much more. We will cover both native and introduced plants. Book signing available after the walk. Pre-registration required. Online registration available. Ted Elliman is a Botanist with the native Plant Trust (Formerly New England Wildflower Society) and Author of Wildflowers of New England

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Fun with Butterflies & Dragonflies

06.23.19 at 1:00 PM - Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
280 Eliot St., Natick 01760
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Adult $12 Members/ $14 Non-Members, Child $6m/ $8n

Discover the amazing number of dragonflies, damselflies and butterflies that make Broadmoor home! What is a damselfly? How do dragonflies survive the winter? Is that a butterfly or a moth? Come learn all about these beautiful winged creatures and how to help our local butterflies this summer! Pre-registration required. Online registration available.

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The Wonderful World of Butterflies & Dragonflies

06.23.19 at 2:30 PM - Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
280 Eliot St., Natick 01760
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Adults: $12 Members; $15 Non-Members

Damselfly or dragonfly, butterfly or moth? How do you tell the difference? Summer is a great time for a wide variety of butterflies and dragonflies. Why is Broadmoor such a great place to see these animals? What attracts butterflies? Learn about and explore the world of these beautiful flying insects at some of Broadmoor's hotspots. Pre-registration required. Online registration available.

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Evening Canoe on the Charles

06.28.19 at 6:00 PM - Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
280 Eliot St., Natick 01760
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Adults: $36 Members; $46 Non-Members

Enjoy a paddle down one of the most beautiful stretches of the Charles River, past Medfield State Hospital and up into the Medfield marshes. Watch as the sun sets over the river and listen for the evening sounds of birds, frogs and other creatures. Instructions and Directions: Pre-registration required. Online registration available. Directions to the meeting location and additional information are included in a link in the registration confirmation email. Canoes, paddles, lifejackets, a basic paddling overview & guides are all provided.

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Evening Canoe on the Charles

06.29.19 at 6:00 PM - Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
280 Eliot St., Natick 01760
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Adults: $36 Members; $46 Non-Members

Enjoy a paddle down one of the most beautiful stretches of the Charles River, past Medfield State Hospital and up into the Medfield marshes. Watch as the sun sets over the river and listen for the evening sounds of birds, frogs and other creatures. Instructions and Directions: Pre-registration required. Online registration available. Directions to the meeting location and additional information are included in a link in the registration confirmation email. Canoes, paddles, lifejackets, a basic paddling overview & guides are all provided.

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Fun with Butterflies & Dragonflies

06.30.19 at 1:00 PM - Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
280 Eliot St., Natick 01760
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Adult $12 Members/ $14 Non-Members, Child $6m/ $8n

Discover the amazing number of dragonflies, damselflies and butterflies that make Broadmoor home! What is a damselfly? How do dragonflies survive the winter? Is that a butterfly or a moth? Come learn all about these beautiful winged creatures and how to help our local butterflies this summer! Pre-registration required. Online registration available.

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Ice Cream and...Frogs

07.05.19 at 7:30 PM - Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
80 Eliot Street, Natick 01760
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Adult $13 Members / $15 Non-Members, Child $7m/ $9

What's better than ice cream on a summer night? Why not add a little fun outdoor exploration? Join the adventure as we look for flashing fireflies, listen for the songs of frogs and katydids and use a "bat detector" to find our local bats. Frogs: July 5 Fireflies: July 19 Bats: August 2 Pre-registration required. Online registration available.

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Canoeing with Eagles

07.06.19 at 11:00 AM - Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
280 Eliot Street, Natick 01760
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Adults $46 Members, $56 Non-Members

Join us in the scenic Monadnock region of New Hampshire for a day canoeing with nesting bald eagles and loons. Watch for adult eagles as they soar and fish and juveniles as they stretch their wings in preparation to leave the nest. Bring a lunch for a picnic part way. Instructions and Directions: Pre-registration required. Online registration available. Directions to the meeting location and additional information are included in a link in the registration confirmation email. Canoes, paddles, lifejackets, a basic paddling overview & guides are all provided.

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Fun with Butterflies & Dragonflies

07.07.19 at 1:00 PM - Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
280 Eliot Street, Natick 01760
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Adult $12 Members/ $14 Non-Members, Child $6m/ $8n

Discover the amazing number of dragonflies, damselflies and butterflies that make Broadmoor home! What is a damselfly? How do dragonflies survive the winter? Is that a butterfly or a moth? Come learn all about these beautiful winged creatures and how to help our local butterflies this summer! Pre-registration required. Online registration available.

Nature

The Wonderful World of Butterflies & Dragonflies

07.07.19 at 2:30 PM - Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
280 Eliot Street, Natick 01760
Website
Adults: $12 Members; $15 Non-Members

Damselfly or dragonfly, butterfly or moth? How do you tell the difference? Summer is a great time for a wide variety of butterflies and dragonflies. Why is Broadmoor such a great place to see these animals? What attracts butterflies? Learn about and explore the world of these beautiful flying insects at some of Broadmoor's hotspots. Pre-registration recommended. Online registration available.

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Ice Cream and...Bats

08.02.19 at 7:30 PM - Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
280 Eliot Street, Natick 01760
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Adult $13 Members / $15 Non-Members, Child $7m/ $9

What's better than ice cream on a summer night? Why not add a little fun outdoor exploration? Join the adventure as we look for flashing fireflies, listen for the songs of frogs and katydids and use a "bat detector" to find our local bats. Frogs: July 5 Fireflies: July 19 Bats: August 2 Pre-registration required. Online registration available.

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Fun with Butterflies & Dragonflies

08.04.19 at 1:00 PM - Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
280 Eliot St., Natick 01760
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Adult $12 Members/ $14 Non-Members, Child $6m/ $8n

Discover the amazing number of dragonflies, damselflies and butterflies that make Broadmoor home! What is a damselfly? How do dragonflies survive the winter? Is that a butterfly or a moth? Come learn all about these beautiful winged creatures and how to help our local butterflies this summer! Pre-registration required. Online registration available.

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