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Saturday, April 1
Salisbury Public Library
Enjoy an informative talk by Kevin Gardner, author of The Granite Kiss,
touching on history, technique, stylistic development and aesthetics of New England’s unique stone walls. Kevin will explain how and why New England came to acquire its thousands of
miles of stone walls and will offer a Q&A after the presentation. Along the way, Kevin will demonstrate stone wall building techniques by assembling a miniature wall on a tabletop.
Tuesday, June 27th, 6-8 PM
Wednesday, August 9th, 6-8 PM
Board the Essex River Queen II for a fascinating boat tour narrated by Greenbelt's Director of Stewardship, Dave Rimmer. We'll head out into the Great Marsh and learn about Osprey, their habits, homes, and history, plus a little ecology of the marsh.
Slow River Studios, Topsfield
Friday, Sept. 22nd, 6-8 PM
Sunday, Sept. 24th 10- Noon
Enjoy a fun, no-pressure watercolor class with Jess Yurwitz at Slow River Studio in Topsfield. Whether you're a beginner, seasoned art practitioner, or trying watercolor for the first time, all levels will enjoy this welcoming class as we explore subjects from nature. All materials provided.
Learn more about Jess and Slow River Studio at their website.
Wednesday, November 15, Online live Webinar 7-8 pm,
Saturday, Nov. 18, 10 am - noon, Tree Identification Walk
Beaver Pond Reservation, Merrimac
We all love being outside and enjoying the beautiful views of trees, whether the bright greens in spring or golden oranges of autumn. But how many of us can properly identify more than a handful (if any) of the tree species in our area? Or what if there are no leaves on the tree to help give us a clue?
Join us for an immensely helpful online program with Michael Wojtech, author ofBark: A Field Guide to Trees of the Northeast, as he guides us through his “Know Your Bark” tree identification introductory course.
Tree Identification Walk:
Ready to put what you have learned from the “Know Your Bark” Tree Identification class into practice? Let’s hit the trails for an informative meander with Michael Wojtech at Greenbelt’s Beaver Pond Reservation in Merrimac! With the majority of the leaves down at this time of year, Michael will review bark and other identification methods to help identify tree species.
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PO Box 1026
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Greenbelt thanks the photographers whose work is featured prominently on our website: Jerry Monkman, Dorothy Monnelly, Adrian Scholes, David Alden St. Pierre & Neil Ungerleider