Welcome to the Neighborhood: Mass Audubon & Habitat for Humanity
May
31
6:00 PM18:00

Welcome to the Neighborhood: Mass Audubon & Habitat for Humanity

Join us in the Community Conservation Barn to welcome our new neighbors, The Massachusetts Audubon Society and Habitat for Humanity of Greater Plymouth. Wildlands Trust will host an informal program for members and neighbors to learn about the work of these two outstanding organizations. We will hear from Jim Middleton, Executive Director of Greater Plymouth Habitat for Humanity, about his groups’ efforts to build two affordable homes for veterans on Long Pond Road. Following Jim, Lauren Kras, Sanctuary Director at Tidmarsh Wildlife Sanctuary, will speak about efforts underway to establish Mass Audubon’s newest wildlife preserve. Ages 18+.

Free for members, $10 nonmembers. 

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Big Ramble 2018 - Part One
Jun
10
9:00 AM09:00

Big Ramble 2018 - Part One

Join locally renowned Trail Guy Malcolm MacGregor and Wildlands Trust staff for an ambitious 11-mile trek from the top of the geographic Pine Hills to the Wildlands Trust headquarters at Davis-Douglas Farm. This is the first half of the Big Ramble 2018, a 22-mile hike through protected lands in Plymouth. Part 1 will traverse steep and varied terrain through conservation areas protected by the Town of Plymouth, Mass Audubon, and Wildlands Trust, crossing only three paved roads.

Ages 18+. Rules and restriction apply:

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Hike with a Naturalist
Jun
10
10:00 AM10:00

Hike with a Naturalist

Explore the trails of Striar Conservancy with Naturalist Jim Sweeney. Learn about the plants and animals that rely on this rich habitat along the Winnetuxet River and some unique natural history aspects of Striar Conservancy. Don't miss the opportunity to see this beautiful area through a naturalist's lens! Space is limited - participants must register in advance. 

$5 children / $7 members / $10 nonmembers

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Full Moon Whip-poor-will Walk
Jun
13
6:30 PM18:30

Full Moon Whip-poor-will Walk

  • Myles Standish State Forest Headquarters (map)
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Join Wildlands Trust and the Friends of Myles Standish State Forest with birding specialist Glenn d'Entremont to listen for early summer birds as dusk approaches. While whip-poor-wills are becoming rare in the Northeast, Myles Standish is a stronghold for this remarkable bird, containing some of their favorite habitat. Their whip-poor-will call can be heard for hours during the breeding season, especially on full moon nights! We are likely to hear the beautiful song of the hermit thrush as well.

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Big Ramble 2018 - Part Two
Jun
17
9:00 AM09:00

Big Ramble 2018 - Part Two

  • Charge Pond, Myles Standish State Forest (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join locally renowned Trail Guy Malcolm MacGregor and Wildlands Trust staff for an ambitious 11-mile trek from the Wildlands Trust headquarters at Davis-Douglas Farm to Charge Pond in the Myles Standish State Forest. This is the second half of the Big Ramble 2018, a 22-mile hike through protected lands in Plymouth. Part 2 will traverse varied but mostly flat terrain through conservation areas protected by the the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation and Wildlands Trust.

Ages 18+. Rules and restrictions apply:

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Sunrise Meditation
Jun
20
4:45 AM04:45

Sunrise Meditation

Celebrate one of the longest days of the year at sunrise meditation with meditation leader Betsy Hall. Sit in mindful meditation on the beach as the sun rises over the Atlantic ocean. Clear your mind and renew your spirit as you prepare for the rest of your day. 

$5 members / $10 nonmembers suggested donation

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Saturday Morning Yoga
Jun
23
9:30 AM09:30

Saturday Morning Yoga

Kick off your weekend with instructor Bailey Miles for an hour of restorative yoga at Wildlands Trust - all levels welcome! Weather permitting, we will be outside on the lawn for the first time this year, however the beautiful Community Conservation Barn is available for indoor space as well. Bailey teaches a gentle flow yoga focusing on mindfulness in motion and the anatomical body. Come embrace the Saturday with a good morning yoga flow! Heal and nourish the body outside in nature. Simply show up with a mat, water, and maybe a blanket.

$8 members / $15 nonmembers due at the door. 

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Members Hike & Picnic
Jun
27
11:00 AM11:00

Members Hike & Picnic

Members of Wildlands Trust are invited to Old Field Pond Preserve and Bay End Farm for an early summer hike and picnic on this beautiful property. Hike out from the working farm to Old Field Pond Preserve to enjoy a picnic (bring your own) and a hike around grasslands, forested uplands, coastal plain ponds, former cranberry bogs, and wetlands. The farm stand will be open at 1:00 to visit on the way out.This preserve is open for visitation by invitation only, so don't miss out! Ages 12+, no pets please.

Space is limited, advance tegistration required.

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Sights and Sounds of Wetlands and Wildlife
May
26
10:00 AM10:00

Sights and Sounds of Wetlands and Wildlife

Join this family-friendly program to learn about those wet areas in your neighborhood and find out what is making all that noise every spring! First, enjoy "The Sights and Sounds of Wetlands and Wildlife” presentation at the Middleboro 4-H clubhouse with MassDEP Environmental Analyst Carlos Fragata. Then Carlos will lead an exploration of the vernal pools at Wildlands Trust's Striar Conservancy just down the road in Halifax.

This program is free and open for all ages, but please register in advance as space is limited. 

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