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Upcoming Events, Walks and Programs

Click on an event in the calendar to see the details on the event.
 

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.

Saturday, August 6, 7:00 AM

Nesting Birds Summer Walk

Even though the spring migration is behind us, there are many bird species that chose our neck of the woods to raise their young. Join experienced birder and volunteer Paul Daugherty and summer intern Wilson Acuna as they lead you along our trails looking for the sights and sounds of our nesting birds. You will also have the chance to learn about the history of the refuge.

Birders of all levels are welcome. Please email Wilson_acuna@fws.gov or call (978) 440-0875 by 6pm on the Friday before each walk to RSVP. Meeting place is at the North Gate, and space is limited to 20 participants. Don't forget your binoculars! Tambien se habla Espaňol!

Saturday, August 6, 9:00 AM - Noon

APT Invasive Plant Removal Work Party

Help keep the refuge clear of invasive plants! On Saturday, August 6th, APT (Assabet Pulling Together) will be working from 9AM to Noon. Meet at the Visitor Center parking lot.

This week we will continue working on Glossy Buckthorn, Purple Loosestrife and Japanese Stilt-grass.

Wear long pants and bring insect repellent, sunscreen and water.

Please email Dave Lange delange005@earthlink.net if you can help, but last minute drop-ins are also welcome! Thanks to our hardworking volunteers. Let's keep making room for natives!

Saturday, August 7, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Taking the Visitor Center Outdoors

Enjoy walking the trails here at Assabet River? Enjoy them a little more! Learn about the land’s nature and history while simultaneously having a beautiful holiday weekend walk. Informational exhibit tables will be present on Harry’s Way and Taylor Way to explore at your leisure, feel free to ask questions!.

Friday, August 12, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Art By Nature

Stop by the Visitor Center and have some fun while using materials found in nature to create beautiful pieces of art. Express your creativity, or follow the ranger’s instructions to create your own masterpiece! This is a free event and all materials will be provided, great for after a walk. Recommended for ages 5 and up.

Saturday, August 13, 9:00 AM - Noon

APT Invasive Plant Removal Work Party

Help keep the refuge clear of invasive plants! On Saturday, August 13th, APT (Assabet Pulling Together) will be working from 9AM to Noon. Meet at the Visitor Center parking lot.

This week we will continue working on Glossy Buckthorn, Purple Loosestrife and Japanese Stilt-grass.

Wear long pants and bring insect repellent, sunscreen and water.

Please email Dave Lange delange005@earthlink.net if you can help, but last minute drop-ins are also welcome! Thanks to our hardworking volunteers. Let's keep making room for natives!

Sunday, August 14, 3:30 - 5:30 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. All ages welcome. Summer is bountiful at Great Meadows, buzzing with life and full of fragrance and color. Join Cherrie to discover and commune with the many plants and creatures that help to create this vibrant landscape and keep it humming.

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.

Saturday, August 20, 9:00 AM - Noon

APT Invasive Plant Removal Work Party

Help keep the refuge clear of invasive plants! On Saturday, August 20th, APT (Assabet Pulling Together) will be working from 9AM to Noon. Meet at the Visitor Center parking lot.

Wear long pants and bring insect repellent, sunscreen and water.

Please email Dave Lange delange005@earthlink.net if you can help, but last minute drop-ins are also welcome! Thanks to our hardworking volunteers. Let's keep making room for natives!

Friday, August 26, 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. Check the Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge facebook page for up to date information.

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.

Saturday, August 27, 9:00 AM - Noon

APT Invasive Plant Removal Work Party

Help keep the refuge clear of invasive plants! On Saturday, August 27th, APT (Assabet Pulling Together) will be working from 9AM to Noon. Meet at the Visitor Center parking lot.

This week we will continue working on Japanese Knotweed and Japanese Stilt-grass.

Wear long pants and bring insect repellent, sunscreen and water.

Note that there is no work party on September 3rd.

Please email Dave Lange delange005@earthlink.net if you can help, but last minute drop-ins are also welcome! Thanks to our hardworking volunteers. Let's keep making room for natives!

Sunday, August 28, 3:00 PM

Defining a Wetland

The term “wetland” is used commonly, but there are certain criteria that the land must meet in order to be a true wetland. Join us on a walk through the refuge where we’ll discuss and observe what it takes to positively define where a wetland is and where a wetland is not. Please email Tim at timothy_puopolo@fws.gov if you’re planning on attending so we can be prepared.

 

Outdoors This Week

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Contact: info@farnwr.org