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Winter Forest Explorations

  • February 08, 2020
  • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Flynn Rink Parking Lot, Medford, MA 02155

Join Laura & Claire for a lovely Biodiversity walk in the Fells exploring how seasons pass affect 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 effort to study biodiversity and 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.

If we pass by study sites in that area, we'll also record information following nationally standardized phenology protocols (and fed to shared global platforms).

Age: Adults (16+) & Seniors / What to Wear: Hiking boots. Dress very warm. Consider wearing microspikes or bringing hiking poles.

ⓘ Details & Registration: This is an RSVP event. If you intend to come, we ask that you let us know, so that we can communicate with you about what to wear and what to bring, as well as to be able to inform you if there is any change plan due to weather and other reasons. Register here today » Thanks!

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