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Bring your pup and explore exciting Tompson Street Reservation!
WHEN: Sun., Dec. 10 1:00-3:00 pm WHERE: Tompson Street Reservation, Gloucester (Norcross Gateway, on Concord Street) Guide: Ann Mahoney with furry friends! Our hike will cover about 2 miles of rocky and potentially muddy terrain-- and the dogs love it! Don't forget your leash and your little baggies! If your dog is not the friendly, outgoing type, this may not be the outing for them! Dogs are welcome with their owners at most of our properties, so give us a call if you need help planning a solo adventure with your dog instead! Terrain: Difficult (mud, steep climbs, uneven footing)
Toast the solstice from the top of Sagamore Hill!
WHEN: Thu., Dec. 21 3:00-4:30 pm WHERE: John J. Donovan Reservation at Sagamore Hill, Hamilton Guide: Elizabeth Harkness, Greenbelt Events & Communications Coordinator Join Greenbelt staff for this relaxed walk up to the summit of Sagamore Hill where we'll watch the sun set in silence and then toast the New Year and the return of light! Non-alcoholic bubbly and compostable cups provided.
What do animals do in winter? We will discover the answers at this family-focused event!
WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 10, 2024 10:00-11:30 am WHERE: Kamon Farm, Ipswich This program with North Shore Nature Programs is for families with children of all ages. We'll walk the trails at a farm in Ipswich to explore different signs that wildlife leave in winter, like footprints, scat, nesting materials, and more. Bundle up and get ready to have fun!
Stroll along the Merrimack to learn what special place it holds in our history and in local conservation efforts.
WHEN: Sunday, March 10 1:00-2:30 pm WHERE: Meet at Washington Square, Haverhill (Washington Square MEVA bus stop) (Parking in Goecke Parking Deck, free on Sundays, as of Nov. 2023) Tour downtown Haverhill's riverwalk and a section of the Bradford Rail Trail as part of this urban nature walk with John Macone, Policy & Education Specialist at the Merrimack River Watershed Council.
This gentle walk for seniors will explore the concept of animal habitats with a local naturalist.
WHEN: Thurs., March 28 9:30-11:00 am WHERE: Kamon Farm, Ipswich Enjoy a leisurely walk with naturalist educator Laurie Hark at this working farm with picturesque trails and benches. Laurie will lead the group to examine the environment carefully and uncover the many animal habitats that can be found in fields and forests. N.B. Gently sloping trail with occasional benches. Terrain is packed dirt with grassy sections.
Meet the animals making all that noise in small ponds in the woods!
WHEN: Saturday, April 6 10:00-11:30 am WHERE: Greenbelt's Farnsworth Reservation, North Andover This event, led by North Shore Nature Programs, is for families with children of all ages! What sound do frogs make? Turns out, they make a lot of different sounds! Come meet the residents of the vernal pools to learn who says ribbit, quack, chirp, peep and more! We recommend all participants wear rubber boots, as the woods can be quite soggy this time of year!
Some events in the 2023 Film & Lecture Series will be in person, others will be virtual.
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