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.

Talkin' Birds Brunch with Ray Brown
Apr
30
9:00 am09:00

Talkin' Birds Brunch with Ray Brown

  • Wildlands Trust


Enjoy a live broadcast of Ray Brown's Talkin' Birds radio show, followed by a panel discussion with special guests Trevor Lloyd-Evans, Wayne Petersen, and Brian Harrington! The topic for the morning 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.

Cosponsored by Manomet

$10 for members of Wildlands Trust and/or Manomet / $15 Nonmembers

Tickets must be purchased in advance.

Hatha and Hike
May
3
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 an optional hike led by Wildlands Trust staff. No experience necessary. Please bring a yoga mat, small blanket, and dress comfortably. Hike is weather dependent.

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 / $10 non-members at the door.

Please register in advance.

Trailblazers
May
6
10:00 am10:00

Trailblazers

  • Willowbrook Farm Preserve

We'll be giving the Willow Brook Tower it's annual coat of paint to cover up some of the spray paint and carvings that have resulted over the past year.  We may also be doing some light trail maintenance as well so come wearing clothes that you don't mind possibly getting paint on, a water, bottle and a good pair of closed toed shoes.  We'll provide water, bug spray, and gloves/safety glasses. This event is weather dependent. 

Space is limited. Registration required.

The Big Ramble - Part 1
May
7
9:00 am09:00

The Big Ramble - Part 1

  • Plymouth, MA

Join the famous Trail Guy Malcolm MacGregor and WLT Land Protection Director Scott MacFaden for an ambitious 10-mile trek that will begin at the Plymouth Town Forest, pass through Wildlands Trust's recently acquired Luigi and Teotista Cortelli Preserve, and traverse down through the wilds of Myles Standish State Forest, concluding at the Forest's headquarters.

This hike is the first of a series designed in part to highlight one of largest greenbelt corridors in Eastern Massachusetts, the 18,600+ acre contiguous corridor connecting Plymouth Town Forest with Myles Standish S.F. and other large publicly owned open space tracts to the south. 

This event is for experienced and ambitious hikers only. You MUST register in advance. More details provided on registration page.

Yoga on the Lawn
May
10
6:00 pm18:00

Yoga on the Lawn

  • Wildlands Trust

Join Tamreh Herlihy for an All Levels Gentle Flow yoga class at the Wildlands Trust headquarters. Connect with nature, yourself, and your community in this gentle and meditative class. Bring balance to your body, mind and heart as we strengthen and stretch, breath and move. Please bring a yoga mat, small blanket, and dress comfortably. Indoor space available in case of inclement weather. 

Tamreh is a 200-Hour Certified Yoga Instructor and Plymouth resident with a passion for creating community around life-affirming activities.

$5 members / $10 nonmembers at the door

Please register in advance.

Plymouth Candidates Forum: Civil Discourse on Open Space
May
13
9:00 am09:00

Plymouth Candidates Forum: Civil Discourse on Open Space

  • Wildlands Trust

Join Plymouth Selectman and Planning Board Candidates for a moderated forum focused on Plymouth Open Space issues. The event, moderated by Wildlands Trust Chair Doug Hart, is open to all registered Plymouth voters. The forum will be located in the Community Conservation Barn at Wildlands Trust. 

Registration in advance is required. 

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. 

Morning Meditation
May
17
9:00 am09:00

Morning Meditation

  • Halfway Pond Conservation Area

Join Betsy Hall for another relaxing morning of meditation for both beginning and experienced meditators. This month we'll be outside the whole time (weather pending) for walking and sitting meditation on Gramp's Loop at Halfway Pond. Participants should be prepared to walk this 2 mile loop, stopping in the "White Pine Cathedral" for sitting meditation. You may bring something easily portable to sit on if you prefer not to sit directly on the ground. Indoor space available at the Wildlands Trust headquarters in case of unfavorable weather - registered participants will be updated on any changes. 

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

Please register in advance.

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. 

Deer Ticks: One Bite Can Change Your Life
May
23
7:00 pm19:00

Deer Ticks: One Bite Can Change Your Life

  • Wildlands Trust

Lyme Disease is the most prevalent infectious disease in Massachusetts and is now considered to be a public health crisis, but Tick-Borne Diseases are preventable! Join Entomologist Larry Dapsis for a presentation in the Community Conservation Barn to better understand the basic life cycle and ecology of deer ticks, occurance of tick-borne illnesses, and learn how to protect yourself, your yard and your pet.

Larry Dapsis joins us from the Cape Cod Cooperative Extension, where he is the Deer Tick Project Coordinator and Entomologist and is a member of the Barnstable County Task Force on Lyme and other Tick-Bourne Diseases.

$8 members / $10 nonmembers

Tickets must be purchased in advance.

Night Hike at Willow Brook
May
25
8:30 pm20:30

Night Hike at Willow Brook

  • Willow Brook Farm Preserve

Join Wildlands Trust Property Manager Erik Boyer and "Adopt A Preserve" Volunteer Brian Vigorito on a late spring night hike through the trails of Willow Brook Farm Preserve. We'll be listening and looking for all kinds of nocturnal critters in the many habitats of this diverse showcase preserve. Please bring a headlamp/flashlight and dress appropriately. 

Space is limited. Registration in advance required.