Potluck in the Barn
Mar
29
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 us for a potluck dinner hosted at the Community Conservation Barn at Davis-Douglas Farm. The speaker for the evening will be Ryan Krapp, Community Stewardship Program Manager here at Wildlands. Ryan hails from North Dakota, is an avid outdoorsman, and has spearheaded our newest program here at Wildlands Trust, aiming to provide consultation and project management for organizations and towns throughout southeastern MA. 

Space is limited. Please register and choose a dish to bring.

Hatha and Hike
Apr
5
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 hike led by Wildlands Trust staff. No experience necessary. Please bring a yoga mat, small blanket, and dress comfortably.

$5 members / $10 nonmembers at the door.

Space is limited. Please register in advance.

Striar Conservancy Night Hike
Apr
5
7:30 pm19:30

Striar Conservancy Night Hike

  • Striar Conservancy

On the first warm, rainy nights of spring, wood frogs and salamanders begin the migration to vernal pools to breed - a spectacle known as the Big Night! Join longtime “Adopt A Preserve” Volunteer Rob Macdonald and Wildlands Trust Property Manager Erik Boyer on an evening hike through our Striar Conservancy in Halifax. We’ll be looking  for signs of our resident frogs and salamanders that frequent the many vernal pools on the property and other nighttime critters. Make sure to bring a headlamp or flashlight and dress appropriately! This event is weather dependent. Check our website for updates and cancelations.

Space is limited. Registration required.

Hike with Malcolm
Apr
9
10:00 am10:00

Hike with Malcolm

  • Pine Hills

This month's hike with Trail Guy Malcolm MacGregor will take us up and over the geographic Pine Hills to experience stone bridge river crossings, sweeping views of Cape Cod Bay, and steep, challenging terrain. Shuttle vehicles will be waiting at the end of the hike to bring participants back to their cars. This hike is suitable for adults only due to difficulty. Participants must be able to hike 4 miles on steep terrain.

Space is extremely limited.

Please call Rachel at 774-343-5121 ext. 108 to reserve your spot.

 

Trailblazers
Apr
15
10:00 am10:00

Trailblazers

  • Hoyt-Hall Preserve

Spend the morning helping maintain trails with Wildlands Trust! This month, we'll be building stairs and a hand rail on a steep portion of trail at our Hoyt-Hall Preserve in Marshfield, similar to the stair building project we completed at the Cotton Pond Trail last year. Other projects may include rerouting a portion of trail, light trash pickup,and trail maintenance. Tools, gloves, safety glasses, and water will be provided. Please bring a water bottle if you have one. 

Space is limited. Registration required.

Morning Meditation
Apr
19
9:00 am09:00

Morning Meditation

  • Wildlands Trust

Join Betsy Hall for another relaxing morning of practicing meditation. This workshop is for beginning and experienced meditators, with a mix of discussion, sitting meditation, and walking meditation. We hope to go outside for walking meditation if the weather is favorable. Participants should bring a yoga mat if you prefer sitting on the floor vs. a chair for sitting meditation.

Betsy Hall, a life member of Wildlands Trust, is an experienced meditation teacher, avid hiker, and dedicated open space volunteer for the town of Plymouth. The benefits of meditation are well-documented. This is a great opportunity to begin or restart your meditation practice.

Members attend for free. $5 at the door for nonmembers.

Please register in advance.

Spring Opening Day
Apr
22
9:00 am09:00

Spring Opening Day

  • Wildlands Trust

Join us this Earth Day for a garden celebration at Davis-Douglas Farm. Pop in to enjoy our all day activities and scheduled programs!

All day activities include:

9:30 am - Pruning Techniques for fruit bearing and ornamental trees with Erik Boyer

10:00 am - Native Pollinator Gardens talk and tour with Kim Goggin

Noon - Gardening Presentation with Love Albrecht Howard 

This is a free event. Registration is appreciated. Walk-ins welcome.

Trail Run
Apr
29
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.

Please register in advance.

Members Brunch with Ray Brown
Apr
30
9:00 am09:00

Members Brunch with Ray Brown

  • Wildlands Trust


Enjoy a live broadcast of Ray Brown's Talkin' Birds from WATD radio, followed by a panel discussion with special guests Trevor Lloyd-Evens, Wayne Petersen, and Brian Harrington! The topic for the moring will be Climate Change: Listen to What the Birds are Telling Us. Come prepared with questions for the panel and enjoy brunch in the Community Conservation Barn.

Brunch will be served at 9:00am. Talkin' Birds will go on air from 9:30 - 10:00am. Panel discussion from 10:00 - 10:30am.

Tickets are $10. This is a members only event.

Mother's Day Hike with Malcolm
May
14
1:00 pm13:00

Mother's Day Hike with Malcolm

  • Tidmarsh Farms

Walk off brunch on Mother's Day this year with Trail Guy Malcolm MacGregor. In partnership with Living Observatory and Mass Audubon, we'll be heading to Tidmarsh Farms in Plymouth to explore this massive river restoration project. This hike is approximately 4 miles total, and is mostly flat with one significant  hill. 

Space is limited. Registration required. 

Birding with Brian Harrington
May
21
7:30 am07:30

Birding with Brian Harrington

  • Brockton Audubon Preserve

Join Brian Harrington, Wildlands Trust board member and lifelong birder, for a morning at our Brockton Audubon Preserve. This urban oasis is abundantly biodiversity and sure to provide us with an interesting morning of birding. Bring your binoculars and dress appropriately. 

Space is limited. Registration required.