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Upcoming Events, Walks and Programs

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Note that most of our Monthly Meetings are recorded. Links to the recordings hosted by SudburyTV can be found on the Past Event Videos page.

Friday, December 5, 7:00 - 8:30 PM

Explorative Night Hike - Looking for the Great Horned Owl

Great Horned Owls are commonly heard in winter from December through February as they seek mates. It is the earliest nesting owl in the area. Come learn more about this large owl while trying to see if we can hear or see this owl. This walk is open to all ages – snowshoes or cross country skis may be needed.

Registration is limited to 25 participants - RSVP by 3pm on Weds, Dec 3rd to reception desk at Visitor Center 978-562-3527 x111 or email Kizette at kizette_ortizvanger@fws.gov.

Sunday, December 7, 2:00 - 4:00 PM

Nature Walk: A Sense of Place at Great Meadows NWR

Join naturalist Cherrie Corey for her continuing exploration of the Great Meadows Wildlife Refuge landscape. As winter sets in, the earth and sky merge in a shared palette of color, shadow, and reflections. It is the season when land and waterscapes yield equally for our exploration. Ice and snow give way to myriad forms and ephemeral worlds that reveal themselves only in these silent, frozen months of the year. Join Cherrie for walks of winter revelation and sunset splendors. Dress warmly, head to toe!

For each walk, a $5/person voluntary donation is requested. No pre-registration required. Meet at the information kiosk by the parking lot, Great Meadows NWR in Concord (Monsen Rd, off Rte. 62, driveway on left where road curves right). Questions? see sense-of-place-concord.blogspot, email cherrie.corey@verizon.net or call 978-760-1933. Co-sponsored by the Friends of the Assabet River NWR, Musketaquid Arts and Environment Program, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Friday, December 19, 10:30 - 11:30 AM

Refuge Fledglings Hour — Nature-themed Program Series for Kids

Join Refuge staff for Refuge Fledglings Hour, a nature-themed program series that includes crafts, stories, and games or songs that relate to a different topic each month.

Programs are usually held the 4th Friday of every month from 10:30am – 11:30 AM. Please note the special date for December. For 2 to 5 year olds; siblings welcome. Held at the Visitor Center. Program is limited to 25 kids so registration is required; please contact Kizette at kizette_ortizvanger@fws.gov or 978-562-3527 x 117 to RSVP.

Sunday, December 21, 6:00 - 7:30 PM

Winter Solstice Night Hike

Welcome in winter with a walk! The sun will be at its lowest point in the sky and it will be the shortest day of the year. Join refuge staff and volunteers for a special hike at night during typical closed hours. This walk is open to all ages – snowshoes or cross country skis may be needed. Shorter walk may be accommodated for people with winter boots depending on depth of snow.

RSVP required by 3pm on Fri, Dec 19th, please contact Kizette at kizette_ortizvanger@fws.gov or 978-562-3527 x 117 to RSVP.

Saturday, January 3, 6:30 PM

Explorative Night Hike - Full Moon Owl Hike

Have you ever heard or seen an owl before? The winter evening is a great time to spend outside under the moonlight searching for owls and enjoying the peace. This moderate hike of 2.5 miles will more than likely require snow shoes or cross country skis.Be sure to dress for the weather and you’re welcome to bring a headlamp or flashlight though we’ll try not to use it.

Starting point is the North Gate entrance to the Refuge in Stow. Limited to 15 participants. RSVP by Thursday, January 1st, please contact Kizette at kizette_ortizvanger@fws.gov or 978-562-3527 x 117 to RSVP.

Saturday, January 10, 8:00 AM

FARNWR Winter Solstice Avian Survey

This time of year when the days reach their shortest is traditionally when birds in our area are counted. In the spirit of this effort we will be doing an informal survey of birds found in the Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge. Bird ID skills helpful, but not necessary. Please bring binoculars and a bird id guide and remember to dress warm.

Meet at the Visitor Center. Contact John to RSVP by 3pm on Friday, January 9th by email at jmilhaven@gmail.com or call 978-201-6028; limited to 15 participants.

Thursday, January 15, 7:00 PM

Film: Chasing Ice

Follow National Geographic photographer James Balog across the Arctic as he deploys time-lapse cameras designed for one purpose: to capture a multi-year record of the world's changing glaciers (75 mins). Co-sponsored with Sustainable Sudbury. Discussion to follow film. Weather cancellation date of Thursday, January 22nd at 7pm.

Sunday, January 18, 2:00 - 4:00 PM

Nature Walk: A Sense of Place at Great Meadows NWR

Join naturalist Cherrie Corey for her continuing exploration of the Great Meadows Wildlife Refuge landscape. With winter in full force, the earth and sky merge in a shared palette of color, shadow, and reflections. It is the season when land and waterscapes yield equally for our exploration. Ice and snow give way to myriad forms and ephemeral worlds that reveal themselves only in these silent, frozen months of the year. Join Cherrie for walks of winter revelation and sunset splendors. Dress warmly, head to toe!

For each walk, a $5/person voluntary donation is requested. No pre-registration required. Meet at the information kiosk by the parking lot, Great Meadows NWR in Concord (Monsen Rd, off Rte. 62, driveway on left where road curves right). Questions? see sense-of-place-concord.blogspot, email cherrie.corey@verizon.net or call 978-760-1933. Co-sponsored by the Friends of the Assabet River NWR, Musketaquid Arts and Environment Program, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Friday, January 23, 10:30 - 11:30 AM

Refuge Fledglings Hour — Nature-themed Program Series for Kids

Join Refuge staff for Refuge Fledglings Hour, a nature-themed program series that includes crafts, stories, and games or songs that relate to a different topic each month.

Programs are usually held the 4th Friday of every month from 10:30am – 11:30 AM. For 2 to 5 year olds; siblings welcome. Held at the Visitor Center. Program is limited to 25 kids so registration is required; please contact Kizette at kizette_ortizvanger@fws.gov or 978-562-3527 x 117 to RSVP.

 

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