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    • January 28, 2022
    • 7:30 AM - 8:45 AM
    • South Border Rd. parking lot, South Border Rd., Medford
    • 12
    Register

    Women's Morning Social Hike with Karine Thate

    Friday, January 28, 7:30 AM - 8:45 AM
    Duration: 60-75 mins

    Location:  South Border Rd. Parking Area, across from 132 South Border Rd., Medford

    Level of difficulty: Moderate to brisk walking pace

    Leader: Karine Thate

    About Karine:  "I've been a frequent visitor to the Fells for the last 12 years; and a volunteer trail adopter with Friends of the Fells for the last 5 years. I'm a university administrator and former science educator, who loves being outdoors in all seasons."

    Women's Morning Social Hike - What better way to start the day? Join a small group of women for some fresh air, exercise and conversation. We'll travel a variety of trails in the southern part of the Fells, staying west of I-93, aiming for 60-75 minutes of moderate to brisk walking.

    Steady rain or heavy snow cancels. Dress for the weather and for exercise.

    Location/parking: Use the parking lot on South Border Rd. across from Jeremiah Circle (across from 132 South Border Rd, Medford as approx. GPS address).

    The Bellevue Pond/Wright's Tower parking lot gate may not be open first thing in the morning, so please park in this open lot that is 1/4 mile up the road from Bellevue Pond.

    Contact:  friends@fells.org

    Please note that space is strictly limited, and pre-registration will be required for all of our 2021 group events (no on-site registrations will be permitted). 

    IMPORTANT:  PLEASE DO NOT BE A NO-SHOW!!! Our free offerings are frequently waitlisted, so if you cannot attend, PLEASE CONTACT US so we can give your spot to another person who wants to participate. 

    THANK YOU!

    • January 30, 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Greenwood Park parking lot, opposite Stone Zoo maintenance facility, Stoneham, MA
    • 11
    Register

    Toddlers & Parents Walk with Dave Santino

    Sunday, January 30,

    10:00 AM - 11:30 PM

    Location:  Greenwood Park parking lot, 176 Pond St., Stoneham (across from Stone Zoo)

    Difficulty: easy

    Leader: Dave Santino

    About Dave:  The hike’s leader, Dave Santino, is a parent of a toddler who loves the outdoors. Dave is also an avid runner who loves to run the trails.

    All are welcome, but the focus of this walk is parents and their children under five years old. Please expect some toddler meandering! 

    This walk is planned for the last Sunday of each month.

    Meet at the Greenwood Park on 176 Pond Street in Stoneham. We will proceed to walk the Crystal Spring Trail.

    Steady rain/ heavy snow cancels.

    Contact: Dave Santino (617-678-2037), or friends@fells.org

    Please note that space is strictly limited, and pre-registration will be required for all of our 2021 group events (no on-site registrations will be permitted). 

    IMPORTANT:  PLEASE DO NOT BE A NO-SHOW!!! Our free offerings are frequently waitlisted, so if you cannot attend, PLEASE CONTACT US so we can give your spot to another person who wants to participate. 

    THANK YOU!

    • January 31, 2022
    • 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Greenwood Park parking lot, opposite Stone Zoo maintenance facility, Stoneham, MA
    • 7
    Register

    Woman's Social Hike: Find Serenity in the Fells

    Monday, January 31,

    1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

    Duration:  90 minutes

    Location:  Greenwood Park parking lot, 176 Pond St., Stoneham (across from Stone Zoo)

    Difficulty: moderate

    Leaders: Laurie Adamson and Eileen Mullen

    About the leaders:  Laurie and Eileen are long time Friends volunteers who love sharing their love of the Fells. Laurie is a veteran co-leader of Babes In The Woods and Hike 'n' Seek hikes for new parents and kids. Eileen recently joined in those hikes after having helped out in the Friends office in the past.

    Come join us for an escape into the peace of the Fells for a fortifying walk with a small group of women.

    Plan to wear a mask.

    Steady rain or heavy snow cancels.

    Contact:  friends@fells.org

    Please note that space is strictly limited, and pre-registration will be required for all of our 2021 group events (no on-site registrations will be permitted). 

    IMPORTANT:  PLEASE DO NOT BE A NO-SHOW!!! Our free offerings are frequently waitlisted, so if you cannot attend, PLEASE CONTACT US so we can give your spot to another person who wants to participate. 

    THANK YOU!

    • February 01, 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Greenwood Park Parking Lot 176 Pond St Stoneham, MA 02180
    • 15
    Register

    Babes in the Woods Program

    Since 1999, Babes in the Woods is the Friends of the Fells’ free popular weekday family hiking program. Caregivers carrying babies are welcome on these fun guided hikes through the Middlesex Fells Reservation. Babes in the Woods is an adult-paced hike designed for parents who carry their children. These hikes are not recommended for young children who walk.

    We recommend that you bring along snacks and drinks, and make sure to dress for the weather—depending on the season, some trails may be muddy or icy in spots.

    Location changes weekly. 

    Pre-registration is required.

    We'll be splitting into two groups for this hike. The first group can hike maskless. The second group will keep masks on.

    Please note that hikes are not accessible for strollers. 

    For our participants' comfort, we don't allow dogs to hike with us.

    Our walks are cancelled only in case of bad weather: too hot, too cold, or too rainy. 

    Check our Facebook page for the latest details: 

    https://www.facebook.com/BabesinWoodsFells/


    • February 02, 2022
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Flynn Rink parking area, 300 Elm St, Medford
    • 13
    Register

    Ground Hog Day Hike with Tom Clark

    Wednesday, February 2, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

    Flynn Rink Parking Area300 Elm St, Medford

    Difficulty: Moderate to high

    Appropriate for: All

    Leader: Tom Clark

    About Tom: Tom Clark is a long time walker/hiker of the Fells. As a young boy, he peddled through the Fells and now retired just simply enjoys its beauty with benefits of exercise. He grew up in Malden and has made Medford his home for the last 45 years.

    About the hike: An aerobic hike (loop), approximately 1.5 miles along Quarter Mile and Spot Pond’s coast to the East West trail back to the rink parking. A moderate to high impact along mostly rough terrain. Meet at the Flynn Ice Rink parking lot at 300 Elm St in Medford.

    Steady rain or heavy snow cancels.  

    Contact:  friends@fells.org

    Please note that space is strictly limited, and pre-registration will be required for all of our 2022 group events (no on-site registrations will be permitted). 

    IMPORTANT:  PLEASE DO NOT BE A NO-SHOW!!! Our free offerings are frequently waitlisted, so if you cannot attend, please login to your account and cancel your registration, so we can give your spot to another person who wants to participate. Your login information was sent to the email you registered with. Please reach out to friends@fells.org if you have any questions.

    THANK YOU!

    • February 07, 2022
    • 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Greenwood Park Lot, 176 Pond St, Stoneham, MA 02180
    • 15
    Register

    Women's Social Hike: Find Serenity in the Fells

    Monday, February 7, 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

    Greenwood Park Lot176 Pond St, Stoneham, MA 02180

    Difficulty: Easy/Moderate

    Appropriate for: Women

    Leader: Eileen Mullen & Laurie Adamson

    About Eileen & Laurie: Laurie and Eileen are long time Friends volunteers who love sharing their love of the Fells. Laurie is a veteran co-leader of Babes In The Woods and Hike 'n' Seek hikes for new parents and kids. Eileen recently joined in those hikes after having helped out in the Friends office in the past.

    About the hike:  Come join us for an escape into the peace of the Fells for a fortifying walk with a small group of women. Plan to wear a mask. Duration: 90 min. Start at the Greenwood Park Parking Lot

    Steady rain or heavy snow cancels.  

    Contact:  friends@fells.org

    Please note that space is strictly limited, and pre-registration will be required for all of our 2022 group events (no on-site registrations will be permitted). 

    IMPORTANT:  PLEASE DO NOT BE A NO-SHOW!!! Our free offerings are frequently waitlisted, so if you cannot attend, please login to your account and cancel your registration, so we can give your spot to another person who wants to participate. Your login information was sent to the email you registered with. Please reach out to friends@fells.org if you have any questions.

    THANK YOU!

    • February 08, 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Bear Hill Parking Lot, 100 Fallon Rd, Stoneham
    • 15
    Register

    Babes in the Woods Program

    Since 1999, Babes in the Woods is the Friends of the Fells’ free popular weekday family hiking program. Caregivers carrying babies are welcome on these fun guided hikes through the Middlesex Fells Reservation. Babes in the Woods is an adult-paced hike designed for parents who carry their children. These hikes are not recommended for young children who walk.

    We recommend that you bring along snacks and drinks, and make sure to dress for the weather—depending on the season, some trails may be muddy or icy in spots.

    Location changes weekly. 

    Pre-registration is required.

    We'll be splitting into two groups for this hike. The first group can hike maskless. The second group will keep masks on.

    Please note that hikes are not accessible for strollers. 

    For our participants' comfort, we don't allow dogs to hike with us.

    Our walks are cancelled only in case of bad weather: too hot, too cold, or too rainy. 

    Check our Facebook page for the latest details: 

    https://www.facebook.com/BabesinWoodsFells/


    • February 11, 2022
    • 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Long Pond Parking Lot

    The Earthwise Aware's naturalist team introduces how to document the Fells' ecological communities at risk in a fast-changing world. Join us!

    This is an opportunity to get introduced to their community science program and team. You will help the team record bird movement, observe seasonal phases on fauna and flora, monitor bio-pollution, and map habitat fragmentation. It's also a chance to learn new skills and join the team & effort ツ 

    ⓘ Details & Registration: Please note that space is strictly limited, and pre-registration are required for all of our group events ⚠ no on-site registrations will be permitted. Register here today » Thanks!

    Hiking pace: Moderate-to-fast when possible–yet very quietly–on the lookout for any kind of signs. Wear long pants and sturdy boots. This is a great opportunity to learn how to be alert and in tune with our environment and to discover our urban woodland's biodiversity and cycles while contributing to science.

    Age: Adults (16+) & Seniors.

    ◇ What to Wear & Bring: Although these will be slow-paced hikes, please dress appropriately and consider wearing long pants (for the possibility of ticks, poison ivy etc.) and sturdy hiking shoes. Bring water. Also, know that there is no bathroom in the forest.

    ✉ For any question, you can contact Claire at citizenscience@earthwiseaware.org

    ⓘ EwA Citizen Science Programs » www.earthwiseaware.org/citizen-science/

    #nature #ecology #biodiversity #phenology #conservation #citizenScience #science

    • February 12, 2022
    • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Flynn Rink Parking Lot

    Join Claire O'Neill & Kathy McGlathery for a lovely Biodiversity walk in the Fells exploring how seasons pass and shape our plants and wildlife in our beautiful urban forest. We'll enjoy, observe and record the flora and fauna in various locations of the woods, starting from the Flynn Rink parking lot.

    This is part of Earthwise Aware's biodiversity and phenology studies that collect data about the impact of climate change on the synchronicity of fauna and flora phenophases (i.e., observable stages or phases in the annual life cycle of a plant or animal that can be defined by a start and endpoint). This is a great way opportunity to learn how to be alert and in tune with our environment, and to discover our urban woodland's biodiversity and cycles.

    Age: Adults (16+) & Seniors / Difficulty: Easy to Moderate 

    ◇ What to Wear & Bring: Consider bringing a hiking pole. Long pants, sturdy hiking shoes, hat. Bring water. Also know that there is no bathroom in the forest...

    ⓘ Details & Registration: Please note that space is strictly limited, and pre-registration will be required for all of our fall group events ⚠ no on-site registrations will be permitted. Register here today » Thanks!

    ✉ For any question, you can contact Claire at citizenscience@earthwiseaware.org

    ⓘ EwA Citizen Science Programs » www.earthwiseaware.org/citizen-science/

    #nature #ecology #biodiversity #phenology #conservation #citizenScience #science

    • February 13, 2022
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Flynn Rink Parking Area, 300 Elm St, Medford
    • 15
    Register

    Take a Hike in the Snow

    Sunday, February 13, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

    Flynn Rink Parking Area300 Elm St, Medford

    Difficulty: Moderate

    Appropriate for: All

    Leader: Tom Champoux

    About Eileen & Laurie: Tom has been hiking in this part of the Fells for nearly 10 years, often with his dog. He covers about 500 miles per year! He knows the area trails really well, and keeps his eyes peeled for all critters large and small. Ask him about geology and other areas of natural sciences.

    About the hike: Join me as we explore the eastern side of the Fells, around the reservoir, and over parts of the Cross Fells Trail and the Rock Circuit Trail. The winter is a beautiful time to walk through the Fells and see the woods from a whole new perspective. We'll traverse four cities, and even stop at the marker where Melrose, Malden, and Stoneham converge. This one-hour hike will be a mix of moderate hike through woods and over rocky outcrops, and easy walk along wide paths.

    Steady rain or heavy snow cancels.  

    Contact: friends@fells.org

    Please note that space is strictly limited, and pre-registration will be required for all of our 2022 group events (no on-site registrations will be permitted). 

    IMPORTANT:  PLEASE DO NOT BE A NO-SHOW!!! Our free offerings are frequently waitlisted, so if you cannot attend, please login to your account and cancel your registration, so we can give your spot to another person who wants to participate. Your login information was sent to the email you registered with. Please reach out to friends@fells.org if you have any questions.

    THANK YOU!

    • February 14, 2022
    • 9:15 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Greenwood Park Lot, 176 Pond St, Stoneham, MA 02180
    • 14
    Register

    A Valentine's Day Winter Walk at Greenwood Park

    Monday, February 14, 9:15 AM - 11:30 AM

    Greenwood Park Parking Lot176 Pond St, Stoneham, MA 02180

    Difficulty: Easy

    Appropriate for: All

    Leader: Boot Boutwell

    About the hike: Come celebrate Valentine’s Day with a slow-paced winter walk. We’ll begin with a story in honor of Groundhog Day and a little Valentine’s Day poetry and then head out into the woods around Greenwood Park to enjoy the beauty of nature in winter. As usual, the walk will focus on plant identification and natural history. If there is any snow on the ground, we will see if we can identify a few common animal tracks. Please dress for the weather. There is no bad weather . . . only improper clothing. Meet in the Greenwood Park parking area, 176 Pond St across from the Stone Zoo in Stoneham.

    Steady rain or heavy snow cancels.  

    Contact: Boot Boutwell (781-729-4712) or friends@fells.org

    Please note that space is strictly limited, and pre-registration will be required for all of our 2022 group events (no on-site registrations will be permitted). 

    IMPORTANT:  PLEASE DO NOT BE A NO-SHOW!!! Our free offerings are frequently waitlisted, so if you cannot attend, please login to your account and cancel your registration, so we can give your spot to another person who wants to participate. Your login information was sent to the email you registered with. Please reach out to friends@fells.org if you have any questions.

    THANK YOU!

    • February 14, 2022
    • 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Greenwood Park Lot, 176 Pond St, Stoneham, MA 02180
    • 15
    Register

    Women's Social Hike: Find Serenity in the Fells

    Monday, February 14, 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

    Greenwood Park Lot176 Pond St, Stoneham, MA 02180

    Difficulty: Easy/Moderate

    Appropriate for: Women

    Leader: Eileen Mullen & Laurie Adamson

    About Eileen & Laurie: Laurie and Eileen are long time Friends volunteers who love sharing their love of the Fells. Laurie is a veteran co-leader of Babes In The Woods and Hike 'n' Seek hikes for new parents and kids. Eileen recently joined in those hikes after having helped out in the Friends office in the past.

    About the hike:  Come join us for an escape into the peace of the Fells for a fortifying walk with a small group of women. Plan to wear a mask. Duration: 90 min. Start at the Greenwood Park Parking Lot

    Steady rain or heavy snow cancels.  

    Contact:  friends@fells.org

    Please note that space is strictly limited, and pre-registration will be required for all of our 2022 group events (no on-site registrations will be permitted). 

    IMPORTANT:  PLEASE DO NOT BE A NO-SHOW!!! Our free offerings are frequently waitlisted, so if you cannot attend, please login to your account and cancel your registration, so we can give your spot to another person who wants to participate. Your login information was sent to the email you registered with. Please reach out to friends@fells.org if you have any questions.

    THANK YOU!

    • February 15, 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Gate 16, near 83 Hillcrest Parkway, Winchester
    • 14
    Register

    Babes in the Woods Program

    Since 1999, Babes in the Woods is the Friends of the Fells’ free popular weekday family hiking program. Caregivers carrying babies are welcome on these fun guided hikes through the Middlesex Fells Reservation. Babes in the Woods is an adult-paced hike designed for parents who carry their children. These hikes are not recommended for young children who walk.

    We recommend that you bring along snacks and drinks, and make sure to dress for the weather—depending on the season, some trails may be muddy or icy in spots.

    Location changes weekly. 

    Pre-registration is now required. 

    Everyone has to wear a mask (except children under 2) and maintain 6 feet away from each other. 

    Hikers must move to the side of the path to allow others to pass.

    Please note that hikes are not accessible for strollers. 

    For our participants' comfort, we don't allow dogs to hike with us.

    Our walks are cancelled only if it is too hot, too cold, or raining too hard. 

    Check our Facebook page for the latest details: 

    https://www.facebook.com/BabesinWoodsFells/


    • February 22, 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Botume House Visitor Center, 4 Woodland Road, Stoneham
    • 15
    Register

    Babes in the Woods Program

    Since 1999, Babes in the Woods is the Friends of the Fells’ free popular weekday family hiking program. Caregivers carrying babies are welcome on these fun guided hikes through the Middlesex Fells Reservation. Babes in the Woods is an adult-paced hike designed for parents who carry their children. These hikes are not recommended for young children who walk.

    We recommend that you bring along snacks and drinks, and make sure to dress for the weather—depending on the season, some trails may be muddy or icy in spots.

    Location changes weekly. 

    Pre-registration is required.

    We'll be splitting into two groups for this hike. The first group can hike maskless. The second group will keep masks on.

    Please note that hikes are not accessible for strollers. 

    For our participants' comfort, we don't allow dogs to hike with us.

    Our walks are cancelled only in case of bad weather: too hot, too cold, or too rainy. 

    Check our Facebook page for the latest details: 

    https://www.facebook.com/BabesinWoodsFells/


    • February 23, 2022
    • 9:15 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Long Pond Parking Lot, opposite #532 South Border Rd., Winchester
    • 14
    Register

    Evergreens and Other Cool Plants at Long Pond

    Wednesday, February 23, 9:15 AM - 11:30 AM

    Long Pond Parking Lot, South Border Rd., Winchester

    Difficulty: Easy/moderate

    Appropriate for: All

    Leader: Boot Boutwell

    About the hike: Learn to recognize some of the more common evergreen plants in The Fells. We will search the Long Pond area for a variety of evergreens as well as other easily recognizable plants of winter including a few winter weeds. As always, we will also focus on some fun and interesting natural history about these plants. Meet at the Long Pond parking lot, across from #532 South Border Road in Winchester.

    Steady rain or heavy snow cancels.  

    Contact: Boot Boutwell (781-729-4712) or friends@fells.org

    Please note that space is strictly limited, and pre-registration will be required for all of our 2022 group events (no on-site registrations will be permitted). 

    IMPORTANT:  PLEASE DO NOT BE A NO-SHOW!!! Our free offerings are frequently waitlisted, so if you cannot attend, please login to your account and cancel your registration, so we can give your spot to another person who wants to participate. Your login information was sent to the email you registered with. Please reach out to friends@fells.org if you have any questions.

    THANK YOU!

    • February 26, 2022
    • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Sana Access Rd (GPS location in Registration)

    Join brothers and Earthwise Aware (EwA) citizen scientists, Joe and Bill MacIndewar, for a casual walk focusing on observing and recording the incredible biodiversity of the Middlesex Fells Reservation. With these walks and through the EwA photo documentation using the iNaturalist platform, we contribute to biodiversity science while enjoying together the outdoors in this beautiful urban park.

    No expertise required / beginners welcome! You can prepare for the walk by downloading the iNaturalist app and creating a free account. Check out the 'EwA at the Fells' iNaturalist project to see 2900+ species that we documented so far in the park. Send us your iNaturalist username, and you'll get the change to have your observations count in our studies! There is always something new to discover and add to this growing list!

    Age: Adults (16+) & Seniors / Difficulty: Easy. 

    ◇ What to Wear & Bring: Although these will be slow-paced hikes, please dress appropriately and consider wearing long pants (for the possibility of ticks, poison ivy etc.) and sturdy hiking shoes. Bring water. Also, know that there is no bathroom in the forest.

    ⓘ Details & Registration: Please note that space is strictly limited, and pre-registration will be required for all of our fall group events ⚠ no on-site registrations will be permitted. Register here today » Thanks!

     Why limit the number of attendees? EwA caps the attendance size of its events so that they remain low impact and ethical for the wildlife and habitats that we document. 

    ✉ For any question, you can contact Claire at citizenscience@earthwiseaware.org

    ⓘ EwA Citizen Science Programs » www.earthwiseaware.org/citizen-science/

    #nature #ecology #biodiversity #phenology #conservation #citizenScience #science

    • February 26, 2022
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Flynn Rink Parking Area, 300 Elm St, Medford
    • 15
    Register

    Take a Hike in the Snow

    Saturday, February 26, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

    Flynn Rink Parking Area300 Elm St, Medford

    Difficulty: Moderate

    Appropriate for: All

    Leader: Tom Champoux

    About Eileen & Laurie: Tom has been hiking in this part of the Fells for nearly 10 years, often with his dog. He covers about 500 miles per year! He knows the area trails really well, and keeps his eyes peeled for all critters large and small. Ask him about geology and other areas of natural sciences.

    About the hike: Join me as we explore the eastern side of the Fells, around the reservoir, and over parts of the Cross Fells Trail and the Rock Circuit Trail. The winter is a beautiful time to walk through the Fells and see the woods from a whole new perspective. We'll traverse four cities, and even stop at the marker where Melrose, Malden, and Stoneham converge. This one-hour hike will be a mix of moderate hike through woods and over rocky outcrops, and easy walk along wide paths.

    Steady rain or heavy snow cancels.  

    Contact: friends@fells.org

    Please note that space is strictly limited, and pre-registration will be required for all of our 2022 group events (no on-site registrations will be permitted). 

    IMPORTANT:  PLEASE DO NOT BE A NO-SHOW!!! Our free offerings are frequently waitlisted, so if you cannot attend, please login to your account and cancel your registration, so we can give your spot to another person who wants to participate. Your login information was sent to the email you registered with. Please reach out to friends@fells.org if you have any questions.

    THANK YOU!

    • March 04, 2022
    • 9:15 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Wright-Locke Farm Parking, 78 Ridge Street in Winchester, MA
    • 15

    An Overview of Maple Sugaring

    Friday, March 4, 9:15 AM - 11:30 AM

    Wright-Locke Farm Parking, 78 Ridge Street in Winchester, MA

    Difficulty: Easy

    Appropriate for: All

    Leader: Boot Boutwell

    About the hike: Late winter in New England often features cold nights and warmer days, providing ideal conditions for the “running of the sap” in our sugar maples. This sap is vital to the health of the tree and has also created economic opportunities for local farmers who harvest the sap and boil it down to produce maple syrup. Join us for a morning at Wright-Locke Farm in Winchester where we’ll take a close look at some majestic maple trees, identify the various species, and taste sap right from the bucket. We’ll talk about the history of maple sugaring and discuss just how sap is turned into syrup. In a blind taste test, we’ll see who can tell the difference between real 100% maple syrup and a typical “pancake and waffle syrup” made mostly of corn syrup.

    Space is limited. To register, call the instructor, Boot Boutwell at 781-729-4712.

    Contact: Boot Boutwell (781-729-4712) to register

    Please note that space is strictly limited, and pre-registration will be required for all of our 2022 group events.

    IMPORTANT:  PLEASE DO NOT BE A NO-SHOW!!! Our free offerings are frequently waitlisted, so if you cannot attend, please let Boot know immediately (781-729-4712). 

    THANK YOU!

    • March 11, 2022
    • 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Long Pond Parking Lot

    The Earthwise Aware's naturalist team introduces how to document the Fells' ecological communities at risk in a fast-changing world. Join us!

    This is an opportunity to get introduced to their community science program and team. You will help the team record bird movement, observe seasonal phases on fauna and flora, monitor bio-pollution, and map habitat fragmentation. It's also a chance to learn new skills and join the team & effort ツ 

    ⓘ Details & Registration: Please note that space is strictly limited, and pre-registration are required for all of our group events ⚠ no on-site registrations will be permitted. Register here today » Thanks!

    Hiking pace: Moderate-to-fast when possible–yet very quietly–on the lookout for any kind of signs. Wear long pants and sturdy boots. This is a great opportunity to learn how to be alert and in tune with our environment and to discover our urban woodland's biodiversity and cycles while contributing to science.

    Age: Adults (16+) & Seniors.

    ◇ What to Wear & Bring: Although these will be slow-paced hikes, please dress appropriately and consider wearing long pants (for the possibility of ticks, poison ivy etc.) and sturdy hiking shoes. Bring water. Also, know that there is no bathroom in the forest.

    ✉ For any question, you can contact Claire at citizenscience@earthwiseaware.org

    ⓘ EwA Citizen Science Programs » www.earthwiseaware.org/citizen-science/

    #nature #ecology #biodiversity #phenology #conservation #citizenScience #science

    • March 12, 2022
    • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Flynn Rink Parking Lot

    Join Claire O'Neill & Kathy McGlathery for a lovely Biodiversity walk in the Fells exploring how seasons pass and shape our plants and wildlife in our beautiful urban forest. We'll enjoy, observe and record the flora and fauna in various locations of the woods, starting from the Flynn Rink parking lot.

    This is part of Earthwise Aware's biodiversity and phenology studies that collect data about the impact of climate change on the synchronicity of fauna and flora phenophases (i.e., observable stages or phases in the annual life cycle of a plant or animal that can be defined by a start and endpoint). This is a great way opportunity to learn how to be alert and in tune with our environment, and to discover our urban woodland's biodiversity and cycles.

    Age: Adults (16+) & Seniors / Difficulty: Easy to Moderate 

    ◇ What to Wear & Bring: Consider bringing a hiking pole. Long pants, sturdy hiking shoes, hat. Bring water. Also know that there is no bathroom in the forest...

    ⓘ Details & Registration: Please note that space is strictly limited, and pre-registration will be required for all of our fall group events ⚠ no on-site registrations will be permitted. Register here today » Thanks!

    ✉ For any question, you can contact Claire at citizenscience@earthwiseaware.org

    ⓘ EwA Citizen Science Programs » www.earthwiseaware.org/citizen-science/

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    • March 26, 2022
    • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Sana Access Rd (GPS location in Registration)

    Join brothers and Earthwise Aware (EwA) citizen scientists, Joe and Bill MacIndewar, for a casual walk focusing on observing and recording the incredible biodiversity of the Middlesex Fells Reservation. With these walks and through the EwA photo documentation using the iNaturalist platform, we contribute to biodiversity science while enjoying together the outdoors in this beautiful urban park.

    No expertise required / beginners welcome! You can prepare for the walk by downloading the iNaturalist app and creating a free account. Check out the 'EwA at the Fells' iNaturalist project to see 2900+ species that we documented so far in the park. Send us your iNaturalist username, and you'll get the change to have your observations count in our studies! There is always something new to discover and add to this growing list!

    Age: Adults (16+) & Seniors / Difficulty: Easy. 

    ◇ What to Wear & Bring: Although these will be slow-paced hikes, please dress appropriately and consider wearing long pants (for the possibility of ticks, poison ivy etc.) and sturdy hiking shoes. Bring water. Also, know that there is no bathroom in the forest.

    ⓘ Details & Registration: Please note that space is strictly limited, and pre-registration will be required for all of our fall group events ⚠ no on-site registrations will be permitted. Register here today » Thanks!

     Why limit the number of attendees? EwA caps the attendance size of its events so that they remain low impact and ethical for the wildlife and habitats that we document. 

    ✉ For any question, you can contact Claire at citizenscience@earthwiseaware.org

    ⓘ EwA Citizen Science Programs » www.earthwiseaware.org/citizen-science/

    #nature #ecology #biodiversity #phenology #conservation #citizenScience #science

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