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Bird Brains – Bird Behavior Bingo

Bird Brains – Bird Behavior Bingo

The bird world is full of some wacky stuff. From Anting to Drumming, there are so many things to discover when you take a moment and observe.
Read a bit about some of these behaviors and then take it outside! Print out the Bird Behavior Bingo worksheet and see how many of these behaviors you can spot on a walk around your neighborhood, local park, or wildlife sanctuary.

All About the Angles — Wild Acres Conservation Area

All About the Angles — Wild Acres Conservation Area

Sitting on the banks, marvel at how many poles have been cast into these waters over the last 92 years. Take a moment and think about the complicated relationships we have with public green spaces. Why it always seems to fall on virtuous citizens to champion for upkeep and outreach, yet the moment it’s deemed “of use” for an urban expansion project, the government comes clamoring. When it comes to money, it’s always about the angles and never about the anglers. 

Bird Brains – Geese Lessons

Bird Brains – Geese Lessons

Lately, the nights have been loud with katydids and I’ve been grabbing a sweatshirt for my morning walks. Fall is definitely in the air. The geese flocks in our nearby ponds are getting restless, somehow sensing the southward journey. As the days become shorter, instinctively they’ll know it’s time to migrate.
We’re all familiar with the breathtaking sight of a flock of geese winging overhead in that “V” formation but did you know that it is a pretty perfect example of teamwork?

Pooh Sticks Paradise – Margaret Lindley Park

Pooh Sticks Paradise – Margaret Lindley Park

When we visited in May, we didn’t think to much of the swimming area in regards to the global pandemic. It was too early to swim and Covid still seemed like a temporary inconvenience that would be sorted in no time at all. Cut to August and everything’s still closed, we’re gearing up for remote learning, and our Berkshire bubble is a maze of masked mortals waiting for the other shoe to drop. The only thing I could do without these days is the constant reminder of all the things we took for granted before the pandemic. 

12 Winter Hikes for Families

12 Winter Hikes for Families

Winter is a wonderful time of year to hike. Blankets of snow and the crisp, cold air bring a fresh perspective to many of our favorite, familiar places. Views are clearer and unobstructed, bugs are a non-issue, and animal tracks turn us all into snow detectives. Check out some of our favorite spots for Winter family hiking. Pile on the layers and get out there already! Be sure to have the cocoa ready for your return… 

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