Potluck in the Barn
Jan
24
6:00 pm18:00

Potluck in the Barn

  • Wildlands Trust

Come learn about the work of Wildlands Trust! Bring a dish to share and join Director of Land Protection Scott MacFaden for an informal presentation in the Community Conservation Barn. Scott is an avid outdoorsman and has been working in the conservation field for 15 years. 

Please register and select a dish to bring.

Photography Workshop: Exposure Basics
Jan
29
1:00 pm13:00

Photography Workshop: Exposure Basics

  • Wildlands Trust

Join local photographer Diane Collins for another great photography workshop at Wildlands Trust! Would you like to increase your chances of getting a good exposure when photographing scenery? Are you having trouble with your photos coming out too light or too dark? Do you want to learn how to creatively change your camera settings to get the look you want?  Then this class is for you.

Diane will show you how to get the best exposure and creative choices for creating a shallow depth of field, motion blur, freezing action and other creative option.  There will be some exercises in the workshop and a walk around Davis-Douglas Farm to put into action what you have learned.

Requirement: Knowledge and capability to change Aperture, Shutter Speed and ISO exposure setting with your DSLR or Mirrorless camera. Bring your camera fully charged and with room on your memory card.

$5 members / $7 nonmembers

Tickets must be purchased in advance.

Hatha and Hike
Feb
1
9:00 am09:00

Hatha and Hike

  • Wildlands Trust

Join Hatha Yoga instructor Maureen Francis in the Community Conservation Barn for an hour of relaxing yoga, followed by a light hike led by Wildlands Trust staff. No experience necessary. Please bring a yoga mat, small blanket, and dress comfortably.

Hatha yoga, the most widely practice form of yoga in America, concentrates on physical health and mental well-being. Hatha yoga uses bodily postures, breathing techniques, and meditation with the goal of bringing about a sound, healthy body and a clear, peaceful mind. The postures we will practice work to stretch and align the body, promoting balance, flexibility, and circulation

$5 members / $7 nonmembers at the door.  

Registration in advance appreciated.

"A Wing And A Care" Live Screening with Shawn Carey
Feb
9
7:00 pm19:00

"A Wing And A Care" Live Screening with Shawn Carey

  • Wildlands Trust

Join Photographer, Videographer, and Producer Shawn Carey in the Wildlands Trust Community Conservation Barn for a live screening of his latest video, "A Wing And A Care". Snowy Owls, Atlantic Puffins, and American Kestrels each have an advocate committed to protecting it and educating others about its plight. This film opens a window into the lives of these three birds, following the stories of three men who work to protect the birds they love. "A Wing And A Care" shows how a single individual can make a world of difference in the life of a bird, and it asks a critical question: how can each one of us get involved and help build a better future for these incredible birds?

$8 members / $10 nonmembers

Tickets must be purchased in advance.

Learn more about A Wing And A Care, The Snowy Owl Project, The Puffin Project, and the Northeast Connecticut Kestrel Project at migrationproductions.com.

Family Owl Prowl
Feb
11
6:30 pm18:30

Family Owl Prowl

  • Willow Brook Farm

Join Manomet and Wildlands Trust staff in search of owls under the light of the moon at Willow Brook Farm! First learn about what animals we might encounter, then keep your eyes and ears peeled for owls and other nocturnal creature as we walk the trails. Owls are not guaranteed, but a lovely, moonlit walk sure is! Ages 7 and up. Dress warmly and bring a flashlight.

$15 nonmembers / $12 members of Wildlands Trust OR Manomet / $5 child

Tickets must be purchased in advance.

Hike or Snowshoe with Malcolm
Feb
12
10:00 am10:00

Hike or Snowshoe with Malcolm

  • Halfway Pond Conservation Area

Every month, Trail Guy Malcolm MacGregor guides us in exploring new trails in Southeastern MA. This month, we'll be starting at the Wildlands Trust parking lot for Halfway Pond Conservation Area on Mast Rd. If there is snow on the ground, we will announce a snowshoe walk. If not, we'll take a hike that connects Halfway Pond Conservation Area with Myles Standish State Forest. If snowshoeing, you must provide your own pair.

Registration will open three weeks prior to the hike. Space is limited. 

Morning Meditation
Feb
15
9:00 am09:00

Morning Meditation

  • Wildlands Trust

Join Betsy Hall in practicing three different meditation styles at the Community Conservation Barn. Following a brief discussion, we will practice 10 minutes of silent sitting meditation. Next, participants will have the opportunity to learn a Native American moving medication, called the Seven Directions. Finally, we will head outside to practice walking meditation at Emery Preserve. This workshop is for beginning and experienced meditators. Participants should bring a yoga mat.

Betsy Hall, a life member of Wildlands Trust, is an experienced meditation teacher and hiker. The benefits of meditation are well-documented. This is a great opportunity to begin or restart your meditation practice.

Free for members, $5 nonmembers at the door.

Please register in advance. 

Trail Run
Feb
18
8:00 am08:00

Trail Run

  • Wildlands Trust

Join Wildlands Trust Property Manager Erik Boyer for our monthly trail run! This scenic run will be about 5 miles long, winding through our Halfway Pond Conservation Area in Plymouth. This is not a race, just a group of people running together, averaging 7 - 10 minute miles. Meet at the Wildlands Trust headquarters, where there will be access to restrooms and light refreshments available post-run.

This program is weather dependent - please check here for for updates.

Please register in advance.

Winter Trees and Tracks
Feb
20
10:00 am10:00

Winter Trees and Tracks

  • Wildlands Trust

Join Manomet and Wildlands Trust staff for a guided walk around Davis-Douglas Farm Conservation Area in Plymouth, searching for signs of life in the middle of winter!

George Washington may have chopped down his father’s prized cherry tree, but perhaps if he knew how to identify it, he wouldn’t have done so! Join us on this President’s Day as we help your family kick off the start of February Vacation week with an informative nature walk. We’ll learn how to identify local tree species by their bark and buds and look for tracks and other signs of local animals along the trails. This family program is suitable for adults and children ages 7 and up. Dress warmly!

$15 nonmembers / $12 members of Wildlands Trust or Manomet / $5 child

Tickets must be purchased in advance.

Trailblazers
Feb
23
10:00 am10:00

Trailblazers

  • Center Hill Preserve

Join us for our monthly Trailblazers workday! All are welcome to drop in and volunteer using hand tools to help cut back the trails at the Town of Plymouth's Center Hill Preserve, where we do a number of programs during the year. Dress appropriately for the weather and wear comfortable, sturdy footwear. Warm beverages and light snacks will be provided. Please note the date change from Feb. 11 to Feb. 23.

This project is weather dependent - please check here for updates.

Please register in advance.

Moonlight Walk for Woodcock
Mar
11
6:30 pm18:30

Moonlight Walk for Woodcock

  • Great River Preserve

Join Manomet and Wildlands Trust staff in enjoying one of the first signs of spring: the epic display of the American Woodcock! Although they are actually shorebirds, the Woodcock displays in damp fields in the spring before nesting in the woods. The unique spring time display of the Woodcock has earned it such colorful nicknames as "Labrador twister" and "timberdoodle". What is this display like? You'll just have to come on our walk to find out! Ages 7 and up. Dress warmly and bring a flashlight. 

$15 nonmembers / $12 members of Wildlands Trust OR Manomet / $5 child

Tickets must be purchased in advance.


Trail Run
Jan
21
8:00 am08:00

Trail Run

  • Wildlands Trust

Join Wildlands Trust Property Manager Erik Boyer for our monthly trail run! This scenic run will be about 5 miles long, winding through our Halfway Pond Conservation Area in Plymouth. This is not a race, just a group of people running together, averaging 7 - 10 minute miles. Meet at the Wildlands Trust headquarters, where there will be access to restrooms and light refreshments available post-run.

This program is weather dependent - please check here for for updates.

Please register in advance.