Yoga on the Lawn
May
31
6:00 pm18:00

Yoga on the Lawn

  • Wildlands Trust

Join Tamreh Herlihy for an all levels gentle flow yoga class at our 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.

$5 members / $10 members at the door.
Please register in advance. 

Night Hike at Willow Brook - Postponed to 6/1
Jun
1
8:30 pm20:30

Night Hike at Willow Brook - Postponed to 6/1

  • 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.
Please check registration page for cancellations/postponements. 

Invasive Species Talk and Walk
Jun
3
9:00 am09:00

Invasive Species Talk and Walk

  • Wildlands Trust

Join Russ Norton from Cape Cod Cooperative Extension for this presentation and field walk about invasive plants. The presentation will cover the identification and biology of many of the most common invasive plants found in Southeastern, MA. We will then discuss prevention and small scale management options. After the presentation we will go on a short walk to identify and observe invasive plants in the field. The program will leave you with the information necessary to properly identify our most common invasive plants and how you might manage them on a small scale.

Space is limited. Please register in advance.

The Big Ramble - Part 1
Jun
4
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. 

18 +. Registration required.
The hike is currently at capacity, but you are welcome to sign up for the wait list.

Hatha and Hike
Jun
7
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.

$5 members / $10 nonmembers at the door.
Please register in advance.

Trailblazers
Jun
10
10:00 am10:00

Trailblazers

  • Gleason Family Preserve

Join us for an exciting day of trail building at our Gleason Family Preserve (GFP) in Wareham. This project is part of a cooperative effort to establish a 2 mile trail that passes through the properties of the Buzzards Bay Coalition, Wareham Land Trust, and Wildlands Trust's GFP in the Marks Cove area of Wareham. We'll provide safety glasses, gloves, water, and tools but please make sure to bring a water bottle. Please wear long pants and long sleeves as we'll be in areas that will have both ticks and poison ivy. Hope to see you out on the trails!

Space is limited. Registration in advance required.

The Big Ramble - Part 2
Jun
11
9:00 am09:00

The Big Ramble - Part 2

  • Myles Standish State Forest

Join the famous Trail Guy Malcolm MacGregor and WLT Land Protection Director Scott MacFaden for an ambitious 8-mile trek that will begin in DCR's Myles Standish State Forest, traverse through the Forest's southern reaches, and conclude at Mass. Fish and Game's Maple Springs Wildlife Management Area.

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. 

18+.  Registration required.
More information at registration.

Earthen Building with Kiko Denzer
Jun
13
5:00 pm17:00

Earthen Building with Kiko Denzer

  • Wildlands Trust

Join Kiko Denzer, author of Build Your Own Earth Oven, and learn all about building with earth. Building with earth is rewarding and fun: a lifetime of inspiration and possibility may emerge from getting to know one of humans' oldest building and art materials. This two-part program, made possible by Plymouth CRAFT, will teach you the basic concepts of building a wood-fired earthen oven for pizza and bread—and then even a house!

Register to join us at 5 pm for a hands-on experience. Get your hands muddy getting a feel for the materials and mixes and gain confidence to take on your first earth building project of your own. Register at 7 pm for an indoor presentation with Kiko about the wide variety of earthen building—both work of his own and structures he has studied around the world. Or join us for both!

Space is limited. Please register in advance to guarantee your spot.

Trail Run
Jun
18
8:00 am08:00

Trail Run

  • Wildlands Trust

Join Property Manager Erik Boyer for our monthly trail run from Davis-Douglas Farm to the Halfway Pond Conservation Area. All levels and speeds are welcome! This is not a race, just a running group that meets monthly to explore the trails around the Wildlands Trust headquarters. 

Wild Edibles Walk with Russ Cohen
Jun
18
12:00 pm12:00

Wild Edibles Walk with Russ Cohen

  • Great River Preserve

Southeastern Mass. is home to over 100 species of edible wild plants, some of which are more nutritious and/or flavorful than their cultivated counterparts. Join wild edibles enthusiast Russ Cohen, author of Wild Plants I Have Known…and Eaten, on a two-hour ramble through the Great River Preserve to learn about at least 18 species of edible wild plants. Keys to the identification of each species will be provided, along with info on edible portion(s), season(s) of availability and preparation methods, as well as guidelines for safe and environmentally-responsible foraging.

$5 suggested donation.
Space is limited. Please register in advance.

Butterflies and Dragonflies Walk
Jun
24
10:00 am10:00

Butterflies and Dragonflies Walk

  • Great River Preserve

Join Wildlands Trust and Nick Block, Assistant Professor of Biology at Stonehill College for our annual butterflies and dragonflies walk along the shores of the Taunton River! Get up close and personal with the many species of flying insects living by the river this time of year. Nick will bring his insect nets, and you can bring your binoculars, comfortable hiking clothes, and plenty of water.

$5 suggested donation.
Space is limited. Please register in advance.

Yoga on the Lawn
Jun
28
6:00 pm18:00

Yoga on the Lawn

  • Wildlands Trust

Join Tamreh Herlihy for an all levels gentle flow yoga class at our 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.

$5 members / $10 members at the door.
Please register in advance. 


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.